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David A. McCarron, MD Biography

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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