In this double-barreled indictment of cow milk (a far-from-perfect food) and the dairy industry (sour politics), Dr. Oski...

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DON'T DRINK YOUR MILK!

In this double-barreled indictment of cow milk (a far-from-perfect food) and the dairy industry (sour politics), Dr. Oski calls for ""the weaning of America"" from lifelong milk consumption. Az clmirman of the pediatrics department at SUNY, he has seen, countless cases of milk-related illnesses, everything from gastrointestinal disturbances, anemia, and chronic allergies to less generally linked disorders such as appendicitis, and he warns of ties to atherosclerosis. He champions the protective value of mother's milk for the first year of life (""Breast fed is best fed and cow milk is the ideal food for the newly born and rapidly growing calf"") or, in a pinch, one of the milk compounds or soybean milks. ""After the first year of life the child requires no milk of any type."" His sweeping generalizations are unsupported here by much hard evidence and some of his conclusions are decidedly wobbly. But the second part of the book, in which he lambastes dairy industry officials and resurrects the Connally caper, should bring even stronger denials. ""No matter what your mother told you, if you want to help our political system and your personal health, please stop drinking your milk."" This kind of undifferentiated attack is hard to swallow, even when aimed in the right direction.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1977

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Publisher: Wyden--dist. by Playboy

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977