Have you ever felt pulled to a certain food? Maybe it’s chocolate, potato chips, a hamburger, or a bowl of ice cream. For some people, it’s cheese.
Because of some of the evidence suggesting milk is unhealthy, I suggest you skip the cow’s milk.
Some chemicals in our environment qualify as carcinogens. That is, they cause cancer, based on testing them in experimental animal studies according to criteria set forth by our government.
I have long been interested in the association of food with human health, ever since I entered my graduate studies program at Cornell University in August of 1956.
Milk sales first began to slow in the US in 1970, and the industry has been scrambling to stop the free fall ever since. Although the connection between milk, calcium, and bone health has been the cornerstone of dairy advertising, the industry has also engaged in continual efforts to expand the image of what milk can do for Americans. But no matter what purported benefits they use to entice consumers, the dairy industry has been plagued by an absence of credible research to support their assertions.
Why did you write a book on bone health? Osteoporosis is a serious problem. One woman in six will fracture a hip during her lifetime, that’s a really high risk. A fairly large number of men will also suffer a hip fracture and once someone does, it's very common that their overall quality of life will decline. Sometimes it puts them on a much faster path to their eventual demise.
A large observational cohort study in Sweden found that women consuming more than 3 glasses of milk a day had almost twice the mortality over 20 years compared to those women consuming less than one glass a day.
A reader asked if his kids would be even more, or “dangerously” thin if they didn’t eat lots of added oils and cheeses.
I'm trying to cut down dairy, but do I really have to give up ice cream?