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Catherine Berkey, ScD Biography

Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“The take-home message is that children should not be drinking milk as a means of losing weight or trying to control weight… The studies are all over the place, but the dairy industry tells children and adults, ‘Drink more milk and you will lose weight.’ I think that’s misleading.”

Interview in “Study: More Milk Means More Weight Gain,” Washington Post, June 7, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
  • Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Associate, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Research Associate, Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • ScD (Doctor of Science), Biostatistics, Harvard University, 1980
  • None found