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Asked • 05/10/19

Can an adult without genetic lactase persistence still develop a tolerance for dairy foods?

While investigating the rise of adult lactose tolerance, I came across the news that China has been encouraging its citizens to drink more milk, even though most of the Asian population lacks the SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) which conveys lactase persistence.Is it still possible for an adult without lactase persistence to build-up a tolerance for lactose over time? If so, what's the mechanism?

Martha H.

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10/21/19

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Martha H. answered • 10/21/19

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