Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
"During the past two to three decades [medical literature] has identified adequate intake of nutrients from dairy foods as a common factor in the reduction of the disease burden of several common medical conditions. These include obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney stones, certain outcomes of pregnancy, and some cancers...
We generated first-year and fifth-year healthcare cost savings that would accrue if adult Americans simply increased their intake of dairy foods to the currently recommended 3 to 4 servings/day. Using conservative estimates of potential benefit, we project first-year savings of approximately $26 billion and 5-year cumulative savings in excess of $200 billion."
"Estimated Healthcare Savings Associated With Adequate Dairy Food Intake," American Journal of Hypertension, 2004
Experts People with PhDs, MDs, other relevant advanced degrees, and government officials with significant involvement in human or animal health-related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
President, Academic Network LLC, a healthcare consulting and communications company, 2002-present
Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis Department of Nutrition
Head of Division of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University Department of Medicine, 1977-2002
Founding Board Member, American Society of Hypertension
Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research
Cowritten with D.A. McCarron and R.P. Heaney, "Estimated Healthcare Savings Associated With Adequate Dairy Food Intake," American Journal of Hypertension, 2004
Cowritten with G.D. Miller, D.D. DiRienzo, M.E. Reusser, and D.A. McCarron, "Benefits of Dairy Product Consumption on Blood Pressure in Humans: A Summary of the Biomedical Literature," Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2000
Cowritten with S.I. Barr, D.A. McCarron, and R.P. Heaney, "Milk Intervention Improves Nutrient Intake in Older Adults," Nutrient Research Newsletter, Aug. 2000