Lactose absorption capacity was examined in 414 apparently healthy, adult Pakistani subjects. In a subgroup of 44 subjects, the lactose tolerance test was performed using both blood glucose and breath hydrogen determination. The remaining 370 probands were examined using a field version of the breath hydrogen test. In the total sample of 414 probands, 248 lactose malsabsorbers were indentifíed (60%). This result differs considerably from previous reports of very low frequencies of lactose malabsorption in Pakistan and neighbouring areas.
Prof. G. Flatz, P.O. Box 610180, D-3000 Hannover (FRG)
Published online: September 02, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 7
Human Heredity (International Journal of Human and Medical Genetics)
Vol. 34, No. 2, Year 1984 (Cover Date: 1984)
Journal Editor: Devoto M. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISSN: 0001–5652 (Print), eISSN: 1423–0062 (Online)
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