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National Dairy Council (NDC) Biography

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

“Dairy foods have many health benefits such as helping to build and maintain strong bones, control blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight. Dairy foods also have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, osteoporosis and obesity. The health benefits of dairy foods are so significant that, according to a recent report, daily consumption (3 to 4 servings) by all Americans could lead to a reduction in healthcare costs of $26 billion in the first year and more than $200 billion over five years.”

“Frequently Asked Questions,” www.nationaldairycouncil.org (accessed Mar. 12, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

A nutrition and dairy marketing organization

Mission:

“To provide timely, scientifically sound nutrition information on the health benefits of milk, cheese and yogurt.”

www.nationaldairycouncil.org (accessed Mar. 12, 2007)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?
  3. What Vitamins and Minerals Does Milk Provide?
  4. Does Drinking Milk Inhibit Iron Absorption and Contribute to Anemia?
  5. What Is Known about Milk's Effect on Teeth?
  6. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  7. Is Drinking Chocolate and Other Flavored Milks Healthy?
  8. Is Drinking Milk a Good Way to Get the Recommended Daily Amount of Vitamin D?
  9. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?
  10. What Is the Difference between Lactose Intolerance and Milk Allergy?
  11. Is Organic Milk Healthier Than Conventional Milk?
  12. Does Drinking Milk Help to Prevent Osteoporosis?
  13. Is There Pus in Milk?