UPDATE: Thank you for sending your questions. To address all of them, the webinar will last for 90 minutes instead of the originally planned 60 minutes. If you are unable to stay for the entire duration, a recording will be available in the coming weeks.
When? 27 June 2019 | 2pm (UK); 3pm (NL, BE); 8pm (ID, VN); 9pm (CN, HK, MY, SG, PH)
For who? Nutrition and health professionals
Costs? This webinar is provided free of charge by FrieslandCampina Institute
Accreditation? Accredited by ADAP (Dutch dietitians) and the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association (SNDA) with 1 point
What will you learn?
- Overview on the enzyme lactase
– Working, regulation, lactase persistence (LP) and lactase non-persistence (LNP)
– The difference between LP, LNP, lactase deficiency (LD), lactose maldigestion (LM), lactose intolerance (LI), self-reported LI (SRLI) and lactose sensitivity (LS) in adults as well as congenital LI and neonatal LI
- Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of lactose intolerance
– Pathophysiology and prevalence worldwide
– Complexities within lactose intolerance
After you’ve signed up, we will send you a link via email on 24th and 27th June, which you can use to join the webinar.
About the speaker
Dr Jan Geurts is an expert on dairy nutrition, general health and metabolic health. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal and conference papers to date. Currently, Dr Geurts works as a principal scientist in the Nutritional Sciences Department of FrieslandCampina. Previously, he was assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Maastricht, where he was involved in clinical and nutritional research for the CARIM and NUTRIM Research Institutes, respectively. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar, employed by the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology, on the topic of cancer biology. Dr Geurts holds a M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in biology from the Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and a Ph.D. degree in human genetics from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Question: At what age is the activity of the lactase enzyme generally lost?*
A. directly after weaning
B. this is variable between racial groups
C. before the age of 6 year
*See the answer(s) at the end of the page. Multiple answers possible.
*Answer to the question: Both B and C are correct!