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Sixty percent of adults can't drink milk - USATODAY.com, 8/30/09 -
"Somewhat less than 40% of people in the world
retain the ability to digest lactose after childhood. The numbers are often
given as close to 0% of Native Americans, 5% of Asians, 25% of African and
Caribbean peoples, 50% of Mediterranean peoples and 90% of northern
Europeans. Sweden has one of the world's highest percentages of lactase
tolerant people ... Being able to digest milk is so strange that scientists
say we shouldn't really call lactose intolerance a disease, because that
presumes it's abnormal. Instead, they call it lactase persistence,
indicating what's really weird is the ability to continue to drink milk"
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