Last updated on: 9/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Carolyn Gunther, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition at Ohio State University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“We have shown that a 1-y[ear] intervention for dairy calcium did not increase or decrease body weight or fat mass… Dairy products, the primary source of calcium in the US diet, are often avoided by young, weight-conscious women. Decreasing calcium consumption early in life could have serious, detrimental effects on a woman’s health later in life… Therefore, public health recommendations can encourage young women to increase consumption of calcium through dairy products for increased bone mass, without the threat of weight gain.”

“Dairy Products Do Not Lead to Alterations in Body Weight or Fat Mass in Young Women in a 1-y Intervention,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2005

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:
  • Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University, 2004-present
  • Former Assistant Director of Human Nutrition, Ohio State University
  • Graduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, 2000-2004
  • Recipient, Foods and Nutrition Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Purdue University, 2004
  • Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Food and Nutrition, Purdue University, 2002-2003
  • Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998-2000
  • Immunology Technologist, St. Louis University Medical Center, 1995-1998
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition, Purdue University, 2004
  • BA, Biology, Taylor University, 1995
Other:
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