Last updated on: 1/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Biography

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

“The JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] position is that there is no compelling scientific evidence at this time that supports the claim that drinking cow’s milk increases the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes in children or adults.”

“Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Position on Cow’s Milk and Type 1 Diabetes,” Press Release, 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
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Description:

“Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1 billion to diabetes research, including more than $122 million in FY2006. In FY2006, the Foundation funded 500 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.”

“About JDRF,” Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International website (accessed Sep. 26, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.”

“About JDRF,” Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International website (accessed Sep. 26, 2007)

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