Last updated on: 1/27/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Tanja Kongerslev Thorning, PhD Biography

Title:
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“The most recent evidence suggested that intake of milk and dairy products was associated with reduced risk of childhood obesity. In adults, intake of dairy products was shown to improve body composition and facilitate weight loss during energy restriction. In addition, intake of milk and dairy products was associated with a neutral or reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke. Furthermore, the evidence suggested a beneficial effect of milk and dairy intake on bone mineral density but no association with risk of bone fracture. Among cancers, milk and dairy intake was inversely associated with [protective against] colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, gastric cancer, and breast cancer, and not associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, or lung cancer, while the evidence for prostate cancer risk was inconsistent. Finally, consumption of milk and dairy products was not associated with all-cause mortality.”

“Milk and Dairy Products: Good or Bad for Human Health? An Assessment of the Totality of Scientific Evidence,” ncbi.nlm.gov, Nov. 22, 2016

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Aug. 2015-present
  • Clinical Dietician, Hillerød Hospital (Denmark), Mar. 2008-June 2008
Education:
  • PhD, Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015
  • MSc, Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, 2011
  • BSc, Clinical Dietetics, Suhr’s University, Denmark, 2008
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?