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Old 04-16-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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I love my diary. Thank goodness I have no problems with it.

Map of Lactose Tolerance.



Map of Lactose Tolerance in Europe

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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So that means virtually everyone is from Ukraine or has some Southeastern European in them.
By the maps I posted the highest amount of lactose tolerant people appear to be in North West Europe.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I'm also curious since if this is really about ancestry alone or can exposure make one more likely to digest dairy well, wouldn't you expect people who trace their roots to populations more likely to be lactose intolerant drink less milk or eat less dairy, even after living in a western nation, but just by impression it seems like black Americans or Asian-Americans (at least assimilated ones) don't eat any less cheeseburgers or have milk and cereal growing up as kids any less than other Americans.
Cheese for whatever reason doesn't seem to have the same effect. Most Blacks and Asians I have known don't really sit down with a glass of milk very often. I know for me it's because for one I don't like it and secondly, it does upset my stomach. I actually stopped drinking milk when I was five.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Not really.
What?
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Finland
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So that means virtually everyone is from Ukraine or has some Southeastern European in them.
Yes. Most of modern Europeans are originally from the banks of Volga and Ukraine. So yes, we are all Russian in that sense.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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'Russian' is a culture that didn't exist when some European ancestors lived in that area (around the Black Sea).

All agricultural phenomena from grain to dairy moved in a general southeast to northwest from the Middle East where agricultural innovations occured, through southeastern Europe to northwest Europe.

The reason norwestern Europe has the highest tolerance for lactose is that reliance on dairy as a calorie source in lands where fertile farming land was scarce resulted in a condition of natural selection for the trait.

East Africa is the second highest region of the world in terms of lactose tolerant population on the savannah regions where grain agriculture is marginal at best and most peoples herd cattle for a living.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Cheese for whatever reason doesn't seem to have the same effect. Most Blacks and Asians I have known don't really sit down with a glass of milk very often. I know for me it's because for one I don't like it and secondly, it does upset my stomach. I actually stopped drinking milk when I was five.
Interesting I've become more tolerant as I've grown older, maybe because I have more body mass to compensate (a thought that just came up)? Then again I often have cereal with milk. I don't usually have problems but occasionally I will. I can handle say a glass of milk, but if I had a glass of milk, some ice cream, and then some yoghurt I might have some mild symptoms.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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I've heard that once a population starts eating dairy on a regular basis, the mutation sets in and after a while, most people in the population can eat it. What I don't get is how they would ever start eating dairy on a regular basis in the first place if it makes them so miserable.
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Southern Italy
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I'm slighly lactose intolerant, i can't drink milk but have no problems with most cheeses or even with yoghurt as long as it is in small quantities. Anyway, i'm surprised by how high the numbers for Eastern Africa are, thought they were lactose intolerant as well for some reason
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:58 AM
 
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What I don't get is how they would ever start eating dairy on a regular basis in the first place if it makes them so miserable.
In Japan, it was because Douglas MacArthur demanded Japan.

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