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Origins of milk-drinking

August 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Milk Drinking Started Around 7,500 Years Ago In Central Europe
ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2009) — The ability to digest the milk sugar lactose first evolved in dairy farming communities in central Europe, not in more northern groups as was previously thought, finds a new study led by UCL (University College London) scientists published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. The genetic change that enabled early Europeans to drink milk without getting sick has been mapped to dairying farmers who lived around 7,500 years ago in a region between the central Balkans and central Europe.

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