Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements Biography

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

“In the United States (U.S.), milk, yogurt and cheese are the major contributors of calcium in the typical diet. The inadequate intake of dairy foods may explain why some Americans are deficient in calcium since dairy foods are the major source of calcium in the diet.”

“Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium,” available on the Office’s website, (accessed Sep. 23, 2005)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

A department of the government created to promote scientific research in the area of dietary supplements

Mission:

“To strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.”

“About Us,” from the Office’s website (accessed May 10, 2007)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk a Good Way to Get the Recommended Daily Amount of Vitamin D?