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|Health Concerns about Dairy Products|
Many Americans still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks. Osteoporosis Milk’s main selling point is calcium, and milk-drinking is touted fo
|Milk Consumption and Prostate Cancer|
Milk Consumption and Prostate Cancer Abstract Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, with an estimated 400,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Its incidence and mortality have been associated with milk or dairy product consumption in intern
|Vegetarian Diets for Children: Right from the Start|
Vegetarian Diets for Children: Right from the Start Eating habits are set in early childhood. Choosing a vegetarian diet can give your child—and your whole family—the opportunity to learn to enjoy a variety of wonderful, nutritious foods. Children raised on fruits, ve
|Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Milk Does a Body Bad|
Actor and WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will ask millions of football fans “got milk?” in a commercial airing during next month’s Super Bowl. But PCRM’s nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., has a question for the milk marketers behind the ad: “Got trut
|Coca-Cola's Project Mother Initiative to Develop Cow's Milk Products Targeting Children|
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Suite 400 Washington, DC 20016 February 28, 2001 Trey Paris, Manager Issues Communication Global Communications Coca-Cola Company P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301 via facsimile: 404-515-6428 Dear Mr. Paris: I am writing to express the
|Editorial: It Has Something for Everyone to Worry About|
As scientific investigators have traced the causes of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, migraines, and digestive problems, the least likely suspect had to be milk. We poured it on our cereal, pushed it on our children, and couldn’t imagine it to be anything
|The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines|
Current U.S. dietary policies still reflect the basic design of the food guides from the early part of this century. In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the first food composition tables and dietary standards for Americans. In 1916, the first daily food guides appeared in U
|Are Federal Dietary Guidelines Racially Biased?|
The federal dietary guidelines that form the blueprint for school lunches and virtually all other nutrition programs have evolved only very slowly since the first food guides were published in 1916. In spite of the advances in nutrition knowledge that have occurred over the past eight decades, the g
|Good Medicine Archive|
2013 Issues Escaping the Research Mousetrap Good Medicine Winter 2013 Vol. XXII, No. 1 Can We End Alzheimer's?
|A Brief History of Milk Promotion|
1970: The United Dairy Industry Association is formed. 1983: Congress enacts the Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment Act and the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board is created. The USDA approves the checkoff program. 1992: Distinguished pediatrician Benjamin Spock, M.D., joins PCRM’s call for parental warnings
|What is Lactose Intolerance?|
What is Lactose Intolerance? Understanding Lactose Intolerance Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest the milk sugar lactose, causing gastrointestinal symptoms of flatulence, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea in some individuals. This results from a s
|Got Truth? The Dairy Industry’s Junk Science|
The 2012 report in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine must have rattled the dairy industry. Authored by Kendrin Sonneville from Harvard University, the study tracked fracture rates in 6,712 adolescents. The results showed that active children who consumed the largest quantities of milk actually had more
|Let's Really Move Milk Out of School Lunches|
In July, PCRM petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove milk as a required food group in the National School Lunch Program. Ounce for ounce, skim milk offers almost the same calorie load as soda plus 5 milligrams of cholesterol per serving. Several studies also show that milk does not promote bone healt
|D.C. Mayor Gets a Crash Course in Good Medicine|
Singers, skaters, dancers, actors, and other celebrities are probably not our best health advisors, but that hasn't stopped dozens of them from appearing in slick milk-mustache ads promoting dairy as nature's good-for-what-ails-you beverage. In April, Washington Mayor Anthony Williams announced he
|The Dairy Product Industry Needs to Stop Milking School Lunches|
The dairy product industry has been milking school lunches for profit since the National School Lunch Program was introduced more than a half century ago. The federal government spends more money on dairy products than any other food item in the school lunch program. But it’s time to get milk out of school lunche