Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Carolyn D. Berdanier, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Nutrition Emerita at the University of Georgia
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Although the evidence clearly refutes the idea that early exposure to cow’s milk ’causes’ autoimmune diabetes, the issue now before us is how do we explain the rise in autoimmune diabetes that has occurred with the decline of breast feeding.”

“Diabetes Mellitus & Dairy Food Consumption,” National Dairy Council website, April 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Nutrition Emerita, University of Georgia
  • Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Georgia, 1977-1988
  • Professor of Nutrition, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1975-1977
  • Research Nutritionist, United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Institute
  • Member, Editorial Boards, FASEB Journal, Journal of Nutrition, Biochemical Archives, Nutrition Research, Nutrition Reviews, and International Journal for Diabetes Research
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition Science Rutgers University, 1967
  • MS, Nutrition Science, Rutgers University, 1963
  • BS, Home Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 1958
Other:
  • None found