The UCT/MRC Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research
Unit, based at the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) in Newlands, are
recruiting both lactose intolerant and lactose tolerant people for a research
study. The aim of the study is to
compare how self-reported lactose intolerant and lactose tolerant people cope
with UV-treated cow’s milk versus regular pasteurised cow’s milk.
The study involves the participant coming in for two visits
to the SSISA - each lasting 3.5 and 3 hours respectively.
How the study will be
Visit 1: Questionnaire, height and weight measurements and
donate a blood sample (± 1 teaspoon) for a lactose intolerance genetic test and
a lactose challenge test*.
Visit 2: Lactose challenge test*
* You will be asked to drink 500ml of chocolate or vanilla
flavoured milk (either pasteurised or UV-treated), following which we will
measure your ability to digest lactose for the next 3 hours.
In addition, you
will be asked to record any symptoms of intolerance you experience for 48 hours
after drinking the milk.
Those interested in being research participants should meet
the following criteria;
• Be aged between 18 and 60 years
• Be apparently healthy
• Have no known food allergies or intolerances
(apart from milk)
• Have no known gastrointestinal conditions
Benefits of participating in the study include;
Information regarding your personal response to
lactose in both pasteurised and UV-treated milk
• General study findings on completion of the
Contact details to
To apply, please contact Dr Yumna Albertus-Kajee by 31 July
2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 30 participants are needed for the study so book your place
as soon as possible.