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Neal Barnard, MD Biography

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

“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

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
  • MD, George Washington University
  • 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?