• Inability to digest lactose
• Caused by inadequate lactase
- Affects ~30 to 50 million Americans
- Very common in people of African, Asian, or Eastern European descent
• Bacteria in the large intestine break down undigested lactose, resulting in:
- intestinal cramps, bloating, gas, and diarrhea
- Milk allergy is due to the immune system's reaction to milk protein.
alternatives=cheese, yogurt, lactose free products