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The Ancient Roots of Milk Consumption and its Genetic Dependence

@inproceedings{HollowayTheAR,
  title={The Ancient Roots of Milk Consumption and its Genetic Dependence},
  author={R. Holloway}
}
Milk from domestic cows has been a valuable food source for over 8,000 years. However, humans can take full advantage of this food source only if adults have the ability to tolerate milk as a food. The ability to digest milk as adults is genetically controlled with most of the world’s adult population not being able to produce lactase, the enzyme that digests the milk sugar lactose. In this paper, modern day milk consumption by country is shown to be highly correlated with the frequency in the… CONTINUE READING

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