Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Frank R. Greer, MD Biography

Title:
Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk is one of the richest dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D, critical for building strong bones in kids and teens, and providing the best defense against developing osteoporosis later in life. While calcium supplements and non-dairy foods such as calcium-fortified beverages are an alternative, these products do not offer milk’s unique nutrient package.”

Interview with Midwest Dairy Association (MDA) published in the article “Proposed New FDA Health Claim Recognizes Role of Key Nutrients in Dairy in Reducing The Risk of Osteoporosis,” available on the MDA website, Jan. 9, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, 1991-present
  • Chairman, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Nutrition
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation
  • Representative of the AAP to the 3-A-Day of Dairy for Stronger Bones Advisory Panel
  • Editorial Board member, Pediatrics journal
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Education:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Washington and Lee University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. Is Drinking Milk the Best Way for People to Incorporate Calcium into Their Diet?