International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Impact of milk protein on human health: A1 verses A2
Author(s): Priyanka Priyadarshini, Chinmoy Mishra, Bandita Mishra, Krutanjali Swain, Mangalika Rout and Sidhrath Prasad Mishra
Abstract: Milk is often regarded as “nature’s most perfect food” because it contains essential nutrients needed for growth and development of calf as well as humans. Milk protein is two types- casein and whey protein. The most abundant β casein protein exist in A1 and A2 form which is determined by the presence of histidine and proline amino acid respectively. A1 milk is reported to have a negative impact on human health due to BCM-7, hypothesized to be released during digestion and a risk factor for certain diseases like DM-1, IHD, SIDS, autism etc. Majority of exotic breeds produce A1 type of milk whereas Indigenous cattle breeds have a higher frequency of A2 type of allele in their milk. Thus the issue of A1/A2 milk has remained controversial so far and there is no conclusion and final scientific opinion that consumption of A1 type of milk possesses high risk for above-mentioned diseases
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Priyanka Priyadarshini, Chinmoy Mishra, Bandita Mishra, Krutanjali Swain, Mangalika Rout, Sidhrath Prasad Mishra. Impact of milk protein on human health: A1 verses A2. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):531-535.