Last updated on: 1/17/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Amy Joy Lanou, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Nutrition Scientist at the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“I think that high-fat, high-calorie dairy products actually play a key role in America’s obesity epidemic… Milk is the single largest source of saturated fat – a leading contributor to coronary disease – in children’s diets, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.”

“Dairy Ads May Dupe Dieters,” Detroit Free Press, May 24, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, North Carolina Center of Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina-Asheville
  • Professor of Health and Wellness, North Carolina Center of Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina-Asheville
  • Senior Nutrition Scientist, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
  • Former Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina-Asheville
  • Former Nutrition Director, PCRM
  • Former Assistant Professor, Cornell University and Ithaca College
  • Writer and editor, New Century Nutrition newsletter
Education:
  • PhD, Human Nutrition, Cornell University
  • BA, Nutrition Science, University of California at Davis
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?
  2. Does Drinking Milk Help to Prevent Osteoporosis?
  3. Is Drinking Milk a Good Way to Build Strong Bones?
  4. Is Drinking Milk the Best Way for People to Incorporate Calcium into Their Diet?