Lactose intolerance

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  • Lactose intolerance
    • Lactose - sugar found in milk, hydrolysed by lactase. babies mostly eat milk - lots of lactase. Less milk in adaults - less lactase produced. Some people produce very little or no lactase
    • Some people do not produce enough lastoase to digest all the lactose consumed
      • undigested lactose reaches intstine where  microoragnisms break it down producing gases
    • some people with this disease cannot consume any lactase, whsilt others can drink a little
    • Not life-threatening in adults - foods rich in calcium to replcae calcium in milk or adding enzymes to milk to digest lactose.
    • Young babies - condition rare but more serious, babies need to be fed special non-milk foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D.
  • Lactose - sugar found in milk, hydrolysed by lactase. babies mostly eat milk - lots of lactase. Less milk in adaults - less lactase produced. Some people produce very little or no lactase

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