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1 Can you find… 2 things wrong with this picture? Serious Problems with Milk were recognized by western medicine only in 1965 (1) Initially, in hospital studies (e.g., patients came in with bronchitis… and wound up with diarrhea!) (2) Then scientists began systematic samples of world populations… asking what proportion of the locals have problems with milk (“LM”)?
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2 From Bloom and Sherman 2005 Problems No problems 66.7% Add up the diverse samples— the general picture: (1) “Malabsorption:” approx. 75% of world’s adults can not digest milk (& may get sick from it!) (2) “Absorption:” only 25% of world’s adults absorb milk readily during digestion
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3 4 manifest/visible forms: • Most common, cannot digest milk as an adult & does not get full food value: “Malabsorber” • Less common, can readily drink milk as an adult & get full value: “Absorber” adult & get full value: • Some malabsorbers get sick drinking milk as adults: “Intolerant” or “Intolerant Malabs.” • Some malabsorbers do not get sick (but also do
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