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If I drink milk by itself, I find it indigestible with rather painful results but if I drink milk from same bottle along with poridge oats (raw), I have no problem. How come? I would also dispute a certain website's assertion that lactose intolerance is a beneficial mutation. Believe me, you don't want it!
 


Posts: 21 | Posted: 09:01 AM on March 14, 2006 | IP
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The way I understand it, lactose intolerance has been beneficial in that young mammals don't come to depend on nothing but their mother's milk. By failing to receive nourishment from the milk, they're encouraged to find water and different sources of food. That exact situation happened to my cat when he matured. Though he's been drinking milk since he was born to his current age of 11 years, the vetrinarian informed me that my cat has been lactose intolerant for the majority of his life already. I can see how that would be helpful in the wild, too. A mother cougar isn't going to catch very much game if her cubs are continuously suckling, and her cubs are never going to learn to catch their own game if milk is a satisfactory meal. I wouldn't go so far as to say that lactose intolerance is a necessary mutation that wild mammals will go extinct without, but it certainly helps.


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Ok but show me a fully grown mammal that still suckles of its mother. The downside to the condition is that children have almost died from it.
 


Posts: 21 | Posted: 10:13 AM on April 8, 2006 | IP
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Ok but show me a fully grown mammal that still suckles of its mother.


I doubt a mammal could actually fully grow if all it drank was its mother's milk. That's the idea. Lactose  intolerance isn't the only factor that prevents mammals from suckling into maturity, however. As mammals age, they find better supplements for milk. My cat, after discovering the magic of the kitchen sink a couple months ago, now likes water more than milk. In carnivorous mammals, meat is offered around either between the mother and her offspring or the group that lives together, and so the younger members learn that there are better forms of food than milk.

Lactose intolerance speeds that process up.


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Lactose intolerance is caused by a missing enzyme (lactase) and results in milk not being digested. Baby mammals that can't digest milk die and besides that, every lactase bearing adult mammal I know has been weaned successfully. It should also be noted that milk production stops after a given time which is likely to help with weaning as well. My own intolerance happened recently, long after I was weaned and so I find it hard to see how that is beneficial to me.

Back to the first question: how can I take milk with other food (oatmeal) but not on its own?

(Edited by hatfield 4/15/2006 at 05:45 AM).
 


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Back to the first question: how can I take milk with other food (oatmeal) but not on its own?


That's a very good question--one you should consider consulting either your physician, a nutritionist, or just about any search engine on the internet for an answer.

It should also be noted that milk production stops after a given time which is likely to help with weaning as well.


I have seen nothing on a particular age lactose intolerance typically kicks in at, but I'll see what I can find in the next few days.


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Thank you.
 


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Most of us Asians are lactose intolerant.  We think it is because Europeans had cows and drank milk for centuries!  That way the advantage was to the ones who are tolerant, and you know, survival of the fittest.

We didnt have a tradition of drinking milk so... no lactose tolerance.


 


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Hi there,

you can try the elimination diet to find out if you are lactose intolerant, they also have many lactose free products in case your result is positive.




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