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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.
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

People with lactose intolerance at lower risk of suffering from certain cancers

People with lactose intolerance at lower risk of suffering from certain cancers

Manzo Pharmaceuticals reports successful testing of lactase producing probiotic, Lacto-Freedom

Manzo Pharmaceuticals reports successful testing of lactase producing probiotic, Lacto-Freedom

Scientists examine part of sample consisting of non-human DNA

Scientists examine part of sample consisting of non-human DNA

Celiac disease people may have near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease

Celiac disease people may have near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease

New pilot study shows little difference in digestibility between raw milk and pasteurized milk

New pilot study shows little difference in digestibility between raw milk and pasteurized milk

Plant-based milk for people with lactose or gluten intolerance

Plant-based milk for people with lactose or gluten intolerance

Pregnant women, infants should avoid unpasteurized milk products, urge pediatricians

Pregnant women, infants should avoid unpasteurized milk products, urge pediatricians

Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Study finds fruit juices could potentially be good carriers of probiotics

Study finds fruit juices could potentially be good carriers of probiotics

Celgene to discontinue treatment with REVLIMID in phase III ORIGIN trial

Celgene to discontinue treatment with REVLIMID in phase III ORIGIN trial

Phase III study: REVLIMID meets primary endpoint in patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma

Phase III study: REVLIMID meets primary endpoint in patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma

European Commission amends marketing authorisation for Celgene's REVLIMID

European Commission amends marketing authorisation for Celgene's REVLIMID

Celgene announces results from REVLIMID plus VIDAZA phase II study on AML

Celgene announces results from REVLIMID plus VIDAZA phase II study on AML

Friendly bacteria: do we really need to eat probiotic yogurts?

Friendly bacteria: do we really need to eat probiotic yogurts?

EAACI launches Food Allergy Campaign

EAACI launches Food Allergy Campaign