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Robert Heaney, MD Biography

John A. Creighton University Professor in the Department of Medicine at Creighton University
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“It is long established and well understood that milk supports growth; thus, it is evident that milk and milk products are good sources of the nutrients needed for bone development and maintenance… Milk products are richer sources of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc and protein, per unit energy, than the average of other typical foods in an adult diet. As a consequence, a diet devoid of dairy products will often be a poor diet, not just in respect to calcium, but for many other nutrients as well.”

Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • John A. Creighton University Professor, Department of Medicine, Creighton University, 1984-present
  • Recipient, E.V. McCollum Award, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, 2003
  • Recipient, Scientific Prize of the Institut Canada, 2003
  • Recipient, McCollum International Lectureship, American Society of Nutritional Science, 2003
  • Recipient, Frederic C. Bartter Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 1999
  • Vice President for Health Sciences, Creighton University, 1971-1984
  • Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, 1961-1969
  • Elected Member, Fellowship in the American College of Nutrition (1993), American Dietetic Association (1990)
  • Emeritus Member, Board of Trustees, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Former Board Member, Scientific Advisory Panel on Osteoporosis, U.S. Congress (Chair); Panel on Calcium and Related Nutrients for the Dietary Reference Intakes, Institute of Medicine; Association of Academic Health Centers; Board of Directors, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • MD, Creighton University, 1951
  • BS, Creighton University, 1947
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. Does Drinking Milk Help to Prevent Osteoporosis?