Research findings which indicate a direct link between consumption of the A1 milk protein and exacerbated symptoms of neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia have been unveiled for the first time in the UK by Dr Malav Trivedi at an exclusive seminar for health care professionals.
Dr Trivedi, an award winning researcher from NorthEastern University presented his findings for at the Cumberland Hotel in London last night [4 July], and added an exciting new argument to the debate around the negative health implications of A1 beta casein protein.
Link to serious neurological conditions
Dr Trivedi’s research focused in particular on the proven effects of BCM7, a naturally occurring substance produced by the A1 protein, on the neural pathways, and proposed that eliminating A1 protein from diets could dramatically reduce the symptoms of autism and other inflammatory disorders.
His conclusions were backed up by other speakers, including professor Garth Cooper, who stated that the first research into the differences between the A1 and A2 milk protein and the potential health issues around BCM7, dated back as far as the 1980s. These early trials centred around a suspected link between the A1 protein and type 1 diabetes, whilst later studies also indicated that BCM7 could have a link to heart disease and serious neurological conditions.
Relative unknown among health professionals
Whilst scientists have been looking in to the effects of the A1 protein on humans for many decades, it is still a relatively unknown topic amongst health care professionals.
Health editor from ITV’s Daybreak, Dr Hilary Jones (pictured) hosted the seminar and also talked about the importance of understanding more about what is in the milk that we drink, and being aware of the various alternatives available to those who may not suffer from any of the serious health complaints referenced above, but may experience a general digestive discomfort after drinking cows’ milk.
"I’m really pleased to be able to be part of this event and to see that the issue of milk protein intolerance is beginning to come to the forefront," he said. "As a GP I have seen many patients with symptoms of milk intolerance, who often misdiagnose themselves with lactose intolerance, and this has led them to eliminate dairy entirely from their diets - something that can have serious nutritional implications.
"I hope that this evening’s seminar will highlight the importance of further research in to the health effects of A1 milk protein and will bring the issue to the attention of the British public. I would urge anyone experiencing digestive discomfort from regular cows’ milk to speak to their GPs, as the many alternative options such as a2 milk mean that there’s no need for people to give up their morning lattes for good.”
Watch our exclusive video interview with Dr Hilary Jones via our PavPubTV YouTube channel