Lactose intolerence
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    I seem to be developing it, but only mildly. By which I mean I need quite a lot of milk to get the symptoms.

    I'm fine with cheese, butter and yoghurt. I can have milk in tea and coffee, but the last 2 weeks I've been off work (Orthodox Easter) and been having cereal for breakfast every morning (until yesterday when the symptoms got worse and I realised what it was). No milk yesterday and today and my guts seem to be getting back to normal.

    Clearly I'm getting to the age where I'm gonna have to watch what I eat more carefully.
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    It's a weird one. Really, lactose intolerance should be the norm in adults. The gene that codes for the enzyme that enables babies to digest milk turns off when it's no longer need, i.e. the baby is weaned. I've heard two explanations for why adults can continue to consume dairy. Either the gene doesn't switch off or a copy of the gene or a mutated gene that does the same job exists somewhere else. We think of lactose intolerance as a medical condition, but actually lactose tolerance in adults is the recent change. It benefitted migratory/nomadic groups who could take cattle with them and could thus be thought of as an evolutionary adaptation. Intolerance is hugely more common in isolated groups that have been static for thousands of years, which backs up that hypothesis.

    Which leaves the question, why does an adult who was previously tolerant start having difficulty? I'm guessing the adult gene eventually stops the way the baby gene does. After all, the original gene wasn't meant to be permanent in the first place.
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    If it happens to me it'll be a problem as I absolutely love cheese!
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    Now that I think about it, I do fart quite a bit. I tend to assume that's because I eat a lot of fibre, but I'm going to cut out dairy for a while and see what happens. Purely in the interests of science of course.
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    Now that I think about it, I do fart quite a bit. I tend to assume that's because I eat a lot of fibre, but I'm going to cut out dairy for a while and see what happens. Purely in the interests of science of course.
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    Clearly I'm getting to the age where I'm gonna have to watch what I eat more carefully.
    The kebab shops won't be happy about that.
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    By which I mean I need quite a lot of milk to get the symptoms.
    What are the symptoms?

    I have an 8 year old grandchild who has it....must have special milk and so on....since he was born I think. I have never heard of it in an adult...although Mem's post makes a lot of sense.
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    Have youbtried using this FM

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318577.php

    When A1 protein is digested in the small intestine, it produces a peptide called beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM-7). The intestines absorb BCM-7, and it then passes into the blood. Doctors have linked BCM-7 to stomach discomfort and symptoms similar to those experienced by people with lactose intolerance.








    or even goats milk
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    I used to work with a bloke who apparently had a toe missing on each foot.
    I couldn’t stand the fella to be honest.

    I guess I must be lack toes intolerant.
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    What are the symptoms?

    I have an 8 year old grandchild who has it....must have special milk and so on....since he was born I think. I have never heard of it in an adult...although Mem's post makes a lot of sense.
    It's a lot more common in adults than children, and becomes more common the older you get.

    Symtoms vary, but in me you really don't want them described...
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