Lactose Intolerance

People who are lactose intolerant often avoid dairy foods. However, health authorities encourage those diagnosed with this condition to keep eating milk products as part of a healthy diet. In fact, they suggest many ways for those with lactose intolerance to continue to enjoy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt. Learn more about the recommendations from health authorities and practical strategies to help people with lactose intolerance continue to eat milk products.



Here is the scientific information on constipation and dairy products.



Learn more about the evidence on diarrhea and dairy products.

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Symposium 2018

Demystifying Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance -- real or perceived -- is a potential health concern: it can lead to avoidance of milk products and thus lower intakes of key nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, which have potential implications for health.