Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Calcium is a mineral needed by the body for healthy bones, teeth, and proper function of the heart, muscles, and nerves. The body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through food. Good sources of calcium include dairy products such as low fat or nonfat milk, cheese, and yogurt.”

“Bone Health,” available on the agency’s website (accessed Apr. 5, 2007)

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Description:

U.S. government agency established to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, work place hazards, disabilities, and environmental health hazards

Mission:

“To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.”

www.cdc.gov (accessed Apr. 5, 2007)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Raw Milk More Healthful Than Pasteurized Milk?