Last updated on: 1/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Sai Yi Pan, MD Biography

Title:
Senior Epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Canada
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“We saw no evidence of any pattern of association of ovarian cancer risk with… any dairy product, including all milk, low-fat milk, low-fat and skim milk, cheese, and ice cream… Our study found that several dietary factors were associated with ovarian cancer risk… However, [our study] failed to find an association with any dairy products.”

“A Case-Control Study of Diet and the Risk of Ovarian Cancer,” Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Sep. 2004

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:
  • Senior Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Former epidemiologist, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada
  • Member, Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Research Group
Education:
  • MD, school not found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?