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Carolyn Gunther, PhD Biography

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

“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

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
  • PhD, Nutrition, Purdue University, 2004
  • BA, Biology, Taylor University, 1995
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