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

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?