DSM has helped dairy producers tackle lactose intolerance
for over 50 years -- enabling healthier options for lactose-free consumers.
Sometimes lactose intolerance
is confused with a milk allergy.
php) Lactose intolerance
is the inability to digest lactose , the sugar in milk.
Preclinical studies have found that Lactobacillus acidophilus supplementation may assist in breaking down lactose; however, no human clinical trials have previously evaluated its efficacy in alleviating symptoms related to lactose intolerance
Pharmaceutical company Ritter Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RTTR) revealed on Monday the completion of patient enrolment on schedule under its Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of its investigational compound RP-G28 for the treatment of lactose intolerance
Some people with lactose intolerance
may be able to tolerate small amounts of lactose, especially if consumed with other foods in a meal, while other people find it necessary to completely avoid lactose," Freirich says.
Until recently, it was thought the only way to avoid symptoms of lactose intolerance
was to avoid dairy products--meaning that people also had to forgo dairy's essential nutrients, which include calcium, protein, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and phosphorous--more of which, per calorie, are found in dairy products than other foods.
This indicates that they did not suffer secondary lactose intolerance
These processes can lead to the symptoms of lactose intolerance
, including diarrhea, gas production, nausea, and vomiting.
, results from the inability to digest lactose, the sugar present in milk.
People with lactose intolerance
have to carefully avoid milk products to prevent diarrhea, gas, nausea, abdominal bloating, and cramps.
The Study: The 16 adults in this study had self-reported lactose intolerance
and laboratory testing verified lactose malabsorption.
In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in their most recent consensus statement on the subject, specifically recommends that milk and milk products not be avoided by those with lactose intolerance
as they provide important nutrients and confer several health benefits.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance
include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea that occur when an insufficient amount of the enzyme lactase is produced by the villi in the small bowel to break down the milk sugar lactose.
is an example of a food intolerance where the body struggles to digest lactose.