Last updated on: 10/19/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Karl Michaëlsson, MD, PhD Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • PhD, school and date unknown
  • MD, school and date unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Heart Disease?