Lactose Intolerence-Important Research
Lactose Intolerance Linked To Ancestral Environment
People whose ancestors came from where dairy herds could be raised safely can digest milk as adults. Most people in extreme climates or where deadly cattle diseases were historically present can’t digest milk, finds a Cornell University study by Paul Sherman in a forthcoming issue of Evolution and Human Behavior.
Lactose intolerance is the condition in which lactase, an enzyme needed for proper metabolization of lactose (a constituent of milk and other dairy products), is not produced in adulthood.
Epigenetic study of lactose intolerance may shed light on the origin of mental illness
A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complexes, serious illnesses.
Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More Milk, Expert Says
Many people who claim to be lactose intolerant aren’t, says Dennis Savaiano, dean of Purdue University’s School of Consumer and Family Sciences. The problem, Savaiano says, is that dairy foods can be difficult to digest, and people who don’t eat these foods often enough haven’t acclimated themselves to the foods.