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Does Anyone Else Get Annoyed With Leonard's Lactose Jokes

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There are treatments for lactose problems

 

My hubby takes pills & some of the "Symptoms" leonard has isn't bad as most lactose people have. my hubby vomits. I know peole have different symptoms but not being able to sdigest lactose does cause vomiting

 

and for a smart person leonard doesn't seem smart on the subject of lactose (I would think he would have invested time toin his "allergy" to find out facts about it

 

or should I say the writters

 

BUTTER IS LACTOSE FREE!!

In the espisode when they were going to the artic pole leonard said "lactose" when sheldon gave him a cup of "butter"- & sheldon told him it was i can't believe it's not butter

if sheldon was so smart why did he not know this too.

 

I think the writters aren't that smart

I LOVE LEONARD & SHELDON- don't get me wrong but come on

 

I know the writters thought it to be funny but to me it's poor taste to make fun of a "allergy" they can't get correct

 

And there were times he joked about eating cheese- mozzarella was one of them- that is lactose free too

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It's a running gag, for Christ's sake. Get over it.

well excuse me for having my own opinion!!!!!!! why\ don't you get over it!!

I asked if anyone esle does if you don't then move along

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jujubees, if someone wants to comment on your posts, they are allowed. You don't get to tell an individual poster where and when they can post.

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well excuse me for having my own opinion!!!!!!! why\ don't you get over it!!

I asked if anyone esle does if you don't then move along

 

Tensor already said what I would have, in a much nicer tone than I would have. Still, to address your points one by one:

  1. You're most certainly allowed to have your own opinion. Just like I'm allowed to have mine. See how that works?
  2. I have nothing to get over, as I'm not the one with the thin skin.
  3. You asked for a public opinion in a public forum. You're not guaranteed or entitled to only get the answers you like.

Welcome to the Thunderdome.

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I'm not inclined to worry about it. As gags go I think this one is relatively benign.
It is just another opportunity to learn some new fun facts. Like most of the worlds population is lactose intolerant. Lactose tolerance in Europeans is  a relatively recent evolutionary outcome. But why?
 
One theory from  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122091846.htm
 

Famine, not calcium absorption, may have driven evolution of milk tolerance in Europeans

Date: January 22, 2014

Source: Uppsala University

Summary: Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the wideheld evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans evolved milk tolerance. In the West, people take milk drinking for granted because most people of European descent are able to produce the enzyme lactase in adulthood and so digest the milk sugar lactose. However, this is not the norm in much of the world, and was not the norm for our Stone Age ancestors.
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Although most early European farmers would not have been lactase persistent, they would still have been able to consume fermented milk products such as yoghurt and cheese, because fermentation converts much of the lactose into fats. But in famine conditions, such as when crops fail, they are likely to have eaten all the fermented milk foods, leaving only the more high-lactose products. This would have caused the usual lactose intolerance symptoms such as diarrhea. Diarrhea in in healthy people is not usually life-threatening, but in severely malnourished individuals it certainly can be. So famine could have led to episodes of very strong natural selection favoring lactase persistence.

 
Also see http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140123221931.htm
 

Majority of the global population lactose-intolerant
Nowadays, lactase persistence is so prevalent among Europeans and European-descendent populations in America and Australian that, until very recently, lactose intolerance was considered an abnormality, deficiency or disease. It was only when dairy products were promoted in national and international food campaigns in the mid-20th century that it became apparent that the majority of the global population is lactose-intolerant. Subsequent research has revealed that lactase persistence is actually the abnormal condition, resulting from the recent evolution of specific genetic mutations in certain populations.

 

Global map showing breakdown of lactose intolerance:

 

Global-Lactose-Intolerance.png

Oh, and by the way some are saying that lactose intolerant people are less prone to some cancers

from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141104083708.htm
 

Lactose intolerants at lower risk of certain cancers:

 

Study Date: November 4, 2014

Source: Lund University

Summary: People with lactose intolerance are at lower risk of suffering from lung, breast and ovarian cancers, according to a new study.

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Friends, especially the male ones are always picking on each other about something, so I'm not bothered by it. However I can see where a person familiar with a topic that is presented incorrectly can become annoyed with it. For me it's Veterinary related topics, but I let it slide because I know they don't care as long as it progresses the story. They have been inconsistent in a few things the boys should know.

But that being said, Cinnamon would have stayed overnight on IV fluids and would have vomiting induced for eating the Valentine's Day chocolate.

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