Milk protein-free diet for nonseasonal asthma and migraine in lactase-deficient patients

Isr J Med Sci. 1983 Sep;19(9):806-9.


In a series of 48 patients suffering from either nonseasonal asthma or classic migraine, a marked clinical alleviation was obtained in 33 patients by removing all cows milk protein from their diet. All patients who responded to the diet had laboratory evidence of lactase deficiency. Lactase deficiency may be a useful indicator of milk allergy in asthmatic or migrainous patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Asthma / diet therapy*
  • Asthma / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lactose Intolerance / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine Disorders / diet therapy*
  • Migraine Disorders / etiology
  • Milk Proteins / therapeutic use*
  • Seasons


  • Milk Proteins