- President of the Academic Network LLC
- Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
“During the past two to three decades [medical literature] has identified adequate intake of nutrients from dairy foods as a common factor in the reduction of the disease burden of several common medical conditions. These include obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney stones, certain outcomes of pregnancy, and some cancers…
We generated first-year and fifth-year healthcare cost savings that would accrue if adult Americans simply increased their intake of dairy foods to the currently recommended 3 to 4 servings/day. Using conservative estimates of potential benefit, we project first-year savings of approximately $26 billion and 5-year cumulative savings in excess of $200 billion.”
“Estimated Healthcare Savings Associated With Adequate Dairy Food Intake,” American Journal of Hypertension, 2004
- 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:
- President, Academic Network LLC, a healthcare consulting and communications company, 2002-present
- Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis Department of Nutrition
- Head of Division of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University Department of Medicine, 1977-2002
- Founding Board Member, American Society of Hypertension
- Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research
- MD, University of Pennsylvania
- BS, Williams College
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