Last updated on: 1/16/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Harvard School of Public Health Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Because of unresolved concerns about the risk of ovarian and prostate cancer, it may be prudent to avoid higher intakes of dairy products. At moderate levels, though, consumption of calcium and dairy products has benefits beyond bone health, including possibly lowering the risk of high blood pressure and colon cancer.”

“Calcium and Milk,” published on the School’s Nutrition Source website, Dec. 13, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

An academic institution that conducts research and educates students and the public about health issues that affect the general population

Mission:

“To advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication.”

“About HSPH: Mission,” published on their website (accessed May 1, 2007)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Heart Disease?
  2. Is Drinking Milk the Best Way for People to Incorporate Calcium into Their Diet?
  3. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?