Last updated on: 1/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Neal Barnard, MD Biography

Title:
Founder and President of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Nutritional policies must also account for new evidence from large prospective studies indicating that milk-drinking men have increased risk of prostate cancer. The likely explanations are milk’s tendency to increase serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factor I, which is strongly associated with cancer risk, and its tendency to flood the body with calcium, causing a reactive drop in vitamin D activation (vitamin D helps maintain prostate cell maturity).”

“The Milk Debate Goes On and On and On!,” Pediatrics , Aug. 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), 1985-present
  • President, The Cancer Project
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University
  • Former clinical physician, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
Education:
  • MD, George Washington University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. Can People Who Are Lactose Intolerant Consume Milk Anyway?
  3. Does Drinking Milk Reduce the Symptoms of PMS?
  4. Is Drinking Milk a Good Way to Get the Recommended Daily Amount of Vitamin D?