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N&H TOPLINE: Milk protein types require further study

A2-protein milk suggested as a healthier alternative to A1-protein milk, but there is no scientific evidence to substantiate such a claim.

New knowledge on milk composition and quality is important to consumers as well as the dairy industry. There are considerable research efforts occurring with milk worldwide. One of the major topics concerns the content of different proteins in milk and their importance to human health.

Basically, milk consists of two protein types: whey and casein. Casein can be further divided into four categories. One of these, beta casein, attracts particular attention. Several beta casein types ex

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