Milk: Friend or Foe…?

Milk Sculpture by Grant

Milk Sculpture by Grant


Poster for Prof. Ian Givens

Poster for Prof. Ian Givens

The October talk will be given by Prof. Ian Givens, professor of Food Chain Nutrition at the University of Reading.

Milk and dairy products have had a mixed press in recent times, from being blamed for cancer, diabetes, allergies and even acne, to being praised for their benefits as ‘superfoods’. Dairy products are an important source of essential dietary nutrients such as calcium and studies have shown that increasing the amount of milk consumed may help prevent heart disease and other illnesses. This lecture will explore the benefits of milk and dairy, with some reflections on health issues that affect children and the elderly.