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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Food Intolerance Nutrition / Diet Bones / Orthopedics Public Health Lactose intolerance linked to lower vitamin D levels


                                                                  
  
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May 16, 2017

A new study suggests that people with a genetic intolerance to lactose should increase their intake of non-dairy foods rich in vitamin D, after finding that they are more likely to have low levels of the essential nutrient.
[Lactose-free foods]
Researchers have associated lactose intolerance with lower levels of vitamin D.
Study co-author Ahmed El-Sohemy, a professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine in Canada, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the Journal of Nutrition.
Lactose intolerance is defined as the body's inability to effectively digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy products, including milk, butter, and cheese.
The condition occurs when the small intestine fails to produce sufficient amounts of lactase, which is the enzyme that breaks down lactose.
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