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Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the major sugar found in milk. Lactose intolerance is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells that line the small intestine. Lactase breaks down milk sugar into two simpler forms of sugar called glucose and galactose, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream. Not all people deficient in lactase have the symptoms commonly associated with lactose intolerance, but those who do are said to have lactose intolerance.

People sometimes confuse lactose intolerance with cow’s milk intolerance because the symptoms are often the same. However, lactose intolerance and cow’s milk intolerance are not related. Being intolerant to cow’s milk is an allergic reaction triggered by the immune system. Lactose intolerance is a problem caused by the digestive system.
Bedfont appoints Dr Jafar Jafari as first member of the Gastrolyzer Medical Advisory Board

Bedfont appoints Dr Jafar Jafari as first member of the Gastrolyzer Medical Advisory Board

Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic

Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic

Scientists collate evidence for mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and modern lives

Scientists collate evidence for mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and modern lives

Scientists discover rare childhood liver cancer's ability to metastasize to the brain

Scientists discover rare childhood liver cancer's ability to metastasize to the brain

Study: Soy-fed infants have differences in reproductive system tissues

Study: Soy-fed infants have differences in reproductive system tissues

Vitamin A-enriched cattle fodder is the key to protect against cow's milk allergy

Vitamin A-enriched cattle fodder is the key to protect against cow's milk allergy

Soy milk found to be most nutritious among various types of plant-based milk

Soy milk found to be most nutritious among various types of plant-based milk

Many Indians put away treating orthopedic problems

Many Indians put away treating orthopedic problems

Symptoms, triggers of food intolerance found to be similar in animals and humans

Symptoms, triggers of food intolerance found to be similar in animals and humans

Mango intake exerts beneficial effects in progression and severity of IBD

Mango intake exerts beneficial effects in progression and severity of IBD

Bedfont Scientific named as one of top 25 companies on the Future List

Bedfont Scientific named as one of top 25 companies on the Future List

Bedfont introduces GastroCH4ECK Gastrolyzer to help detect gastrointestinal disorders

Bedfont introduces GastroCH4ECK Gastrolyzer to help detect gastrointestinal disorders

Bedfont Scientific’s Gastrolyzer range helps dietitians detect and treat dietary problems

Bedfont Scientific’s Gastrolyzer range helps dietitians detect and treat dietary problems

Bedfont Scientific’s Gastrolyzer monitors can help detect IBS through simple breath test

Bedfont Scientific’s Gastrolyzer monitors can help detect IBS through simple breath test

Specific milk protein may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power, research reveals

Specific milk protein may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power, research reveals

Food intolerance expert Dr Gill Hart warns parents over proposed Nestle milk allergy testing

Food intolerance expert Dr Gill Hart warns parents over proposed Nestle milk allergy testing

New research on epigenetics of lactose intolerance unravels understanding of schizophrenia

New research on epigenetics of lactose intolerance unravels understanding of schizophrenia

Study finds no evidence of lactase deficiency specific to autistic children with GI symptoms

Study finds no evidence of lactase deficiency specific to autistic children with GI symptoms

Researchers reveal risks of drinking raw milk

Researchers reveal risks of drinking raw milk

Janssen working with The Union to evaluate SIRTURO (bedaquiline) in patients with MDR-TB

Janssen working with The Union to evaluate SIRTURO (bedaquiline) in patients with MDR-TB