Last updated on: 8/25/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

David A. McCarron, MD Biography

Title:
President of the Academic Network LLC
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“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

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
Education:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Williams College
Other:
  • None found