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Pennington Biomedical researchers testing problems associated with proteins in cow's milk

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Ordinary cow’s milk contains a mix of both proteins, known as A1 and A2 proteins, and research has found that A1 protein may cause discomfort. Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are conducting a study to explore whether problems sometimes associated with drinking milk are caused by one of these two proteins.

To qualify for this study, the MILK research study, participants should:

  • Be 18-68 years old
  • Be a current or past milk drinker
  • Have experienced mild to moderate digestive discomfort after drinking milk
  • Agree not to consume other dairy products during the study
  • Not have any current gastrointestinal disorders or diseases
  • Be able to tolerate swallowing pills.

Participation in this research study will last approximately eight weeks, and compensation of up to $375 is offered for completion of the study.

If you are interested in volunteering for the MILK research study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000, or e-mail

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