Swedes Love Their Milk… and China is Allergic

This just in: swedes love their milk… big time. This map made a splash on Reddit recently when it was pointed out that there is some serious love for the white beverage in the northern european country, as well as its neighbor Finland, the Netherlands, Greece and Switzerland. Ranking low on this map: China.

The second map here shows the likely reason: China has seriously high 92% of their population which is allergic to lactose. Sweden on the other hand? A very low 4% report being allergic. Very interesting.

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Global lactose intolerance (via chr-hansen)

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