Understanding lactose intolerance and the dietary management thereof
CITATION: Labuschagne, I. & Lombard, M. J. 2012. Understanding lactose intolerance and the dietary management thereof. South African Family Practice, 54(6):496-498.
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Diets that exclude dairy may decrease gastrointestinal symptoms in symptomatic individuals who have lactose malabsorption or lactose intolerance. However, most lactose-intolerant adults can consume some lactose without experiencing major symptoms, thereby reducing the need for strict elimination of dairy products from the diet.