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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.
Consumption of dairy products decreases as teens reach their twenties

Consumption of dairy products decreases as teens reach their twenties

Arab-American women need supplement to boost dangerously low vitamin D levels

Arab-American women need supplement to boost dangerously low vitamin D levels

Common questions about irritable bowel syndrome

Common questions about irritable bowel syndrome

Children with lactose intolerance still need dairy's nutrients

Children with lactose intolerance still need dairy's nutrients

Soymilk proves a popular option for lactose intolerant students

Soymilk proves a popular option for lactose intolerant students

Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment

Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment

Link between lactose malabsorption and the occurrence of bone fracture in elderly people

Link between lactose malabsorption and the occurrence of bone fracture in elderly people

Most Americans are not meeting their dietary needs for calcium

Most Americans are not meeting their dietary needs for calcium

Soy infant formula recalled

Soy infant formula recalled