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

Institute of Medicine Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Calcium in the U.S. and Canada is obtained primarily from dairy products… Milk products, the most calcium-dense foods in Western diets, contain about 300 mg (7.5 mmol) of calcium per serving.”

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride, 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

An organization that provides science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health for the government and other clients, as well an honorific membership organization.

Mission:

“The Institute of Medicine serves as adviser to the nation to improve health. Established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine provides independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector, and the public.”

“About Us,” from the Institute’s website (accessed May 18, 2007)

Other:
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