Last updated on: 10/19/2018 | Author:

Karl Michaëlsson, MD, PhD Biography

Professor of Medical Epidemiology at Uppsala University (Sweden)
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“Among women in the Swedish Mammography Cohort, with analysis based on repeated exposure measurements, we observed a positive association between milk intake and total mortality…

Milk consumption corresponding to three or more glasses of milk a day (mean 680 g a day) compared with less than one glass a day (mean 60 g a day), was associated with… [increased] cardiovascular mortality…

Men in the Cohort of Swedish Men also had a higher rate of death with higher milk consumption. However, the excess risk was less pronounced than in women… [consumption of] three or more glasses of milk a day (mean 830 g a day) compared with less than one glass a day (mean 50 g a day) and was mainly associated with an increased rate of cardiovascular death.”

Cowritten with Alicja Wolk, et al., “Milk Intake and Risk of Mortality and Fractures in Women and Men: Cohort Studies,” British Medical Journal, Oct. 27, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Medical Epidemiology, Uppsala University (Sweden), 1996-present
  • Senior Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery, Uppsala University
  • Scientific Counselor, National Board of Health and Welfare (Sweden)
  • Scientific Director, Central Sweden Cohorts & Biobank
  • Chair of the Research, Education, and Development Board, Department of Orthopedics, Uppsala University Hospital
  • Member of the Board, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University
  • PhD, school and date unknown
  • MD, school and date unknown
  • None found
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  1. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Heart Disease?