Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Terry D. Etherton, PhD Biography

Title:
Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Department Head of Dairy and Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“The many significant health benefits of dairy product consumption have been well documented. Epidemiologic and clinical trials show that consumption of/constituents in dairy products help reduce the risk of chronic diseases including osteoporosis, hypertension, excess body weight and fat, insulin resistance syndrome, and some cancers. Epidemiologic and clinical trials show that consumption of/constituents in dairy products help reduce the risk of chronic diseases including osteoporosis, hypertension, excess body weight and fat, insulin resistance syndrome, and some cancers.”

“Benefits of Consuming Dairy Products,” Terry Etherton Blog on Biotechnology, Jan. 23, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Department Head of Dairy and Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2005-present
  • President, Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS), 2005-2006
  • President, American Society of Animal Science, 2003-2004
  • Chair, Pennsylvania State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 1999-2003
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology, 1998-2001
Education:
  • PhD, Animal Science, University of Minnesota, 1978
  • MS, Animal Science, University of Illinois
  • BS, Agricultural Science, University of Illinois
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are There Any Safety or Nutritional Differences in Milk from Cows Supplemented with Growth Hormones Such as rBST and Milk from Cows Not Supplemented with Hormones?
  2. Is It Misleading to Label Milk as Free of the Artificial Growth Hormone rBST/rBGH?