Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
"The most recent evidence suggested that intake of milk and dairy products was associated with reduced risk of childhood obesity. In adults, intake of dairy products was shown to improve body composition and facilitate weight loss during energy restriction. In addition, intake of milk and dairy products was associated with a neutral or reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke. Furthermore, the evidence suggested a beneficial effect of milk and dairy intake on bone mineral density but no association with risk of bone fracture. Among cancers, milk and dairy intake was inversely associated with [protective against] colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, gastric cancer, and breast cancer, and not associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, or lung cancer, while the evidence for prostate cancer risk was inconsistent. Finally, consumption of milk and dairy products was not associated with all-cause mortality."
"Milk and Dairy Products: Good or Bad for Human Health? An Assessment of the Totality of Scientific Evidence," ncbi.nlm.gov, Nov. 22, 2016
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:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Aug. 2015-present
Clinical Dietician, Hillerød Hospital (Denmark), Mar. 2008-June 2008
PhD, Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015
MSc, Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, 2011
"Milk and Dairy Products: Good or Bad for Human Health? An Assessment of the Totality of Scientific Evidence," Food & Nutrition Research, Nov. 22, 2016
"Diets With High-Fat Cheese, High-Fat Meat, or Carbohydrate on Cardiovascular Risk Markers in Overweight Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Crossover Trial," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 2015
"Cheddar Cheese Ripening Affects Plasma Nonesterified Fatty Acid and Serum Insulin Concentrations in Growing Pigs," Journal of Nutrition, May 2015
"Effect of Dairy Calcium from Cheese and Milk on Fecal Fat Excretion, Blood Lipids, and Appetite in Young Men," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2014