In The Armchair

Milk

Posted in India by Armchair Guy on May 16, 2010

Here’s an interesting table on lactose intolerance by ethnicity:

Table 1
% Hypolactasia (lactose intolerance)*

Race, Ethnicity, Country of Origin

Hypolactasia

Southeast Asians

98%

Asian Americans

90%

Alaskan Eskimo

80%

African-American Adults

79%

Mexicans (rural communities)

74%

North American Jews

69%

Greek Cypriots

66%

Cretans

56%

Mexican American Males

55%

Indian Adults

50%

African American Children

45%

Indian Children

20%

Descendents of N. Europeans

5%

* Assembeled by R. Rodriguez
from various sources

It was taken from this source: http://nutrigenomics.ucdavis.edu/nutrigenomics/index.cfm?objectid=968814F6-65B3-C1E7-0C7007B71CC9959A

Interesting is that India is the largest milk producer in the world, yet almost 50% of Indians are lactose intolerant.

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