Target: Author and professor of pediatrics, Aaron E. Carroll
Goal: Applaud efforts to educate readers about the risks of consuming dairy milk
The dairy industry wishes to keep consumers in the dark about the risks of drinking dairy milk. Numerous studies have been released over the past few years, pointing to dairy consumption as a main culprit in Americans’ declining health. However, many consumers are reluctant to believe such studies and will only listen if they hear the risks and facts from a source they deem reliable and trustworthy. An article was recently released in The New York Times about facts surrounding the downfall of milk. This article will undoubtedly reach millions as the Times is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the nation and it is very well researched and highly regarded.
Aaron E. Carroll, the author of the article “Got Milk? Might Not Be Doing You Much Good,” presents fact-checked information about milk’s risks, as well as an informative account of dairy milk’s history in relation to human consumption. In-depth studies are represented in the article, such as one where 200,000 dairy-milk-consuming women had their bone strength tested. The dairy industry claims that the calcium found in milk strengthens human bones; the study proves that dairy calcium does not improve bone strength.
Milk has no association with benefits, and a large association with harm. Carroll presents the issues of milk in an easy-to-digest read. Times’ readers will undoubtedly be impacted by this article. Encouraging consumers to be aware of the products they eat and feed their families is priceless. Commend Carroll for writing this informative article for the Times.
Dear Mr. Carroll,
You recently wrote an article about Americans’ dairy consumption and how this is linked to many health issues. The dairy industry and its agenda can be hard to stand up against. I am writing to commend you for writing about this issue in a very easy-to-read, informative manner.
The New York Times is a massively popular newspaper. Your article will reach millions of people, many of whom are curious about adverse side effects of milk consumption and are willing to stop drinking it. Many more people are leery about the facts behind dairy-milk consumption, not wanting to make changes to their diet. Your article will help people confidently eliminate dairy milk from their diets.
Thank you for helping consumers make informative decisions about their health. I greatly respect your efforts.
[Your Name Here]
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