Last updated on: 1/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Stephen Seeley Biography

Title:
Cardiologist and Researcher
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“The human habit of consuming the milk of another species as food for all age groups invalidates the natural expedient for ensuring calcium intake according to needs. The lactose of cow’s milk causes the absorption of its calcium content whether it is needed or not. Briefly, the intake of excess calcium in old age results in the hardening of the arteries, hence its connection with mortality from coronary heart disease.”

“The Connection Between Milk and Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences, 1993-2004
  • Research Fellow, Cardiology Department, Manchester University, 1983–1993
  • Cosmopolitan University, Honorary Doctoral Degree
  • Appears in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest serving scientific writer
Education:
  • [Editor’s Note: Although we are unable to confirm Stephen Seely’s degree or university, given the proliferation of references to him as Dr. Seely plus the fact that he was a long-time cardiologist, we have concluded that Stephen Seely was likely an MD (or the British equivalent) and therefore deserves a 3-star designation on this website.]
Other:
  • Deceased, 2004
  • Born in Hungary, 1909
Quoted in:
  1. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Heart Disease?