Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
"Consumption of cow's milk (CM) by infants and toddlers has adverse effects on their iron stores, a finding that has been well documented in many localities. Several mechanisms have been identified that may contribute to iron deficiency in this young population group... [including] the inhibition of non-heme iron absorption by calcium and casein, both of which are present in high amounts in CM. Fortification of CM with iron, as practiced in some countries, can protect infants and toddlers against CM's negative effects on iron status... It is thus recommended that unmodified, unfortified CM not be fed to infants and that it be fed to toddlers in modest amounts only."
"Consumption of Cow's Milk as a Cause of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers," Nutrition Reviews, Nov. 2011
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:
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 2015-present
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 1981-2015
Cofounder and Medical Director, Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, 2002-2006
Director, Division of Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, 1990-2005
Director, Program in Human Nutrition, University of Iowa, 1988-1996
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 1976-1981
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 1973-1976
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Innsbruck, 1971-1973
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Innsbruck, 1966-68 and 1970-1971
Visiting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 1968-1970
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of Innsbruck, 1964-1966
MD, Leopold Franzen University Innsbruck (Austria), 1964
Was born on Apr. 12, 1940 in Saalfelden, Austria
Recipient, Nutrition Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1988