[FoRK] Milk

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sun Jan 1 02:15:02 PST 2012


> Given that according to some definition of lactose intolerant, perhaps as much as 90% or more of the Japanese population are 
> lactose intolerant <http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+24334>, and seven years ago over 14,000 Japanese 
> drank staphylococcus-infected milk <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/814319.stm>, one might expect to find relatively 
> few milk-drinkers in Japan. However, this recent survey from DIMSDRIVE Research into milk 
> <http://www.dims.ne.jp/timelyresearch/2007/071206/> (and one previously on fermented milk products 
> <http://whatjapanthinks.com/2007/04/12/one-in-three-japanese-drinks-fermented-milk-products-weekly-or-more/>) suggests that 
> the answer to /Do the Japanese drink milk?/ is /Yes indeed!/

> Interestingly, looking at quantity by height, over half the men over 185 cm tall and 30% of those between 180 to 185 cm said 
> they drunk lots and lots as children, whereas just 6% of those under 165 cm tall thought they drunk a lot. This trend was not 
> as marked with women 

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