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Jeanine Genkinger, PhD Biography

Assistant Professor of Genetics and Epidemiology in the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“We found no association between intakes of several specific dairy foods, dietary calcium, total calcium, and dietary supplemental vitamin D and risk of ovarian cancer in this pooled analysis of 553,217 women. Our analysis suggests that high intakes of lactose, equivalent to three or more glasses (750 g) of milk per day, may weakly raise the risk of ovarian cancer. As this intake is similar to current U.S. dietary recommendations, the relation between dairy product consumption and ovarian cancer deserves further examination.”

“Dairy Products and Ovarian Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of 12 Cohort Studies,” Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Feb. 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor of Genetics and Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2007-present
  • Researcher, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C., 2007-present
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2005-2006
  • PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
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