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Cow's Milk Protein Intolerance in Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by JaimeS, May 19, 2016.

  1. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Huh. So this study found cow's milk protein intolerance present in about 1/3 of adolescents with CFS.

    Limitations:
    • "CFS" is what exactly
    • Measures were somewhat subjective, but still reasonable IMO, including symptoms after ingesting milk
    Sci-hub is down, am having trouble finding additional proxies.
     
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  2. CCC

    CCC Senior Member

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    The measures are all short-term.

    It's an old study.

    But it's probably right.

    a2 milk has swept the allergy community here.

    Pity sci-hub is down.
     
  3. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Lactose is a FODMAP, and lots of people with ME have gut issues, so this finding isn´t very surprising.
     
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  4. Snow Leopard

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    This is interesting... I don't tolerate milk products (didn't realise for many years) I get eczema as a result and had a positive test on a hydrogen breath test for lactose. (tested negative for glucose)
     
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    Sidereal Senior Member

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    This one works for me: http://sci-hub.cc/
     
  6. CCC

    CCC Senior Member

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    Lactose is a sugar. This study was looking at proteins (according to the title), but just looked at whole milk reactions (according to the abstract).

    It's possible to be intolerant of the protein, or intolerant of lactose, or both. We'd need to see the whole paper to really know what they did.

    I can see sci-hub, but it won;t search for the doi properly.

     
  7. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

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    Interesting, my daughter and I are both CMP intolerant and we both have ME.
     
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    CCC Senior Member

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    I think the intolerance is most likely a result of the illness condition for many people.

    Certainly the food intolerances seem to accumulate in people as they get sicker. It's probably due to gut damage.
     
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    It didn´t look like that kind of study at first glance, but you may be right. I hadn´t heard of people being intolerant of the protein, but I haven´t looked into it much.
     
  10. Mrs Sowester

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    I'm pretty sure I was born with the CMP intolerance and certain my daughter was. I assumed for years it was the lactose my maternal side of the family have problems with, but as we can't tolerate lactose free milk it must be the protein.
    It has definitely got worse as I've got older though, I substitute with goat's milk.
     
  11. u&iraok

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    I'm curious to find out if raw milk is more tolerated. Supposedly pasteurization destroys enzymes used to digest milk (lactase for the assimilation of lactose; galactase for the assimilation of galactose; phosphatase for the assimilation of calcium). Also, there may be other issues at play such as synthetic vitamin D and Bovine Growth Hormone. I'm assuming the study used pasteurized milk?

    The Dairy Industry has an interest in us drinking lots of cows milk. It's too bad we can't raise other animals for milk such as goats, though their milk doesn't have much folate or B12. I remember learning about a type of antelope whose milk was similar to human milk, but of course it's in Africa. But it would be nice to research a more appropriate animal's milk.

    Another theory out there is that there are two kinds of cows, A1 and A2 and it's the A1 cows that produce milk that is hard to digest. I wonder if milk used from A2 cows would make a difference. This is from an article written in 2014:

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/a1-milk-a2-milk-america
     
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  12. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Regarding n= 1 studies ( ;) )! I'm intolerant to milk proteins, but not to lactose.

    -J
     
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    I'm intolerant to both. So CCC's hypothesis is proven :)
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    :rofl:

    ...well, it's sure enough for some people's hypotheses, @SickOfSickness !
     
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