Last updated on: 10/17/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Yang Yang, MD Biography

Title:
Medical Doctor at the Department of Radiation Therapy, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital (China)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“In this meta-analysis [of 26 studies on dairy consumption and lung cancer risk], we found that the intake of dairy products, including total dairy, milk, cheese, yogurt, or low-fat milk, as well as calcium were not significantly associated with lung cancer risk. The association remained unchanged when stratified by study design, gender, geographic area, quality and smoking status. Our results are consistent with the findings from the largest cohort study (NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study), and this null association was also found in many other types of cancer, such as gastric, bladder and pancreatic cancers.”

Cowritten with Xu Wang, et al., “Dairy Product, Calcium Intake and Lung Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis,” nature.com, Feb. 15, 2016

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:
  • Medical Doctor, Department of Radiation Therapy, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital (China)
Education:
  • MD, school and date unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?