Cow bred to help calcium absorption in humans

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A university research team has succeeded in breeding a cow, which
produces milk containing a substance which stimulates theabsorption
of calcium in...

A university research team has succeeded in breeding a cow, which produces milk containing a substance which stimulates theabsorption of calcium in humans and animals, the Korea Times reported this week. The new milch cow is a hybrid of Korea's indigenous cattle and Holstein cows, which can produce milk holding the new material,called casein phosphopeptide-H, or CPP-H. According to the researchers CPP-H is a substance which helps digestive organs of humans and animals to absorb such minerals as calcium, iron and magnesium and could provide a fundamental cure for osteoporosis. The milk will also be processed to make health aids, cosmetics, anti-decay toothpaste, dairy products, and animal feed.

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