Last updated on: 6/24/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Biography

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

“Drinking milk and eating foods made with milk are the most common ways to get calcium. Calcium is important for good health.”

“Why Does Milk Bother Me?” NIDDK website (accessed Aug. 2, 2007)

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Description:

“The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We conduct and support biomedical research, disseminating research findings and health information to the public. We are part of the U.S. Government, under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

NIDDK website (accessed Aug. 2, 2007)

Mission:

“The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines.

The Institute’s Division of Intramural Research encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as: diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include: biochemistry, biophysics, nutrition, pathology, histochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology, and pharmacology.”

NIDDK website (accessed Aug. 2, 2007)

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