More than lactose: the role of protein in dairy intolerance Event as iCalendar

18 April 2018

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Liggins Institute

Location: Room 503-020

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Dr Amber Milan

More than lactose: the role of protein in dairy intolerance

Dr Milan will discuss her recent research exploring the nuances of dairy intolerance. This talk will cover the clinical and research considerations for assessing lactose intolerance, identifying the spectrum of phenotypes that exist. Lactose intolerance research often reports a subset of individuals referred for intolerance testing that are not diagnosed as lactose malabsorbers, despite self-reported digestive symptoms following dairy consumption. Yet, the characteristics of non-lactose dairy intolerance have not previously been studied. This talk will share findings from a recently completed clinical trial which has characterised the diary intolerant digestive response in these individuals with self-reported dairy intolerance and without lactose malabsorption.

About the speaker

Dr Milan is a research fellow at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland. She is interested in the digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Her research looks at the human body’s response to foods, examining how digestive differences in healthy individuals impacts post-meal bioavailability and metabolic processes. She is particularly interested in the role of food structure and composition in digestion and nutrient delivery, and has been investigating how this interacts with food intolerances, and also providing optimal nutrition in older people.