Lactose Intolerance –

Lactose Intolerance – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Helen West has a BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

She has extensive experience as a gastro-specialist Dietician in the UK’s National Health Service and is passionate about evidence-based nutrition. She says Lactose intolerance is very common.

Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder caused by the inability to digest lactose, the main carbohydrate in dairy products.

People experience digestive problems when they eat dairy.

It can cause various symptoms, including bloating, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. This can have a negative effect on quality of life. People with lactose intolerance don’t make enough of the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest lactose.

In fact, it’s thought to affect around 75% of the world’s population.

This is a detailed article about lactose intolerance and how to manage it. If interested read this in link

3 Replies

  • Difficult to believe that 

    It is75% worldwide. 

  • Lactose intolerance is not very uncommon though in many stances remains undiagnosed. For Indian populace the figure of 75% is much too high.

  • Many children dislike milk. 


    It is also true that 

    Mother's milk also contains lactose. The% is 

    Unbelievably high   , 75.

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