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  • Lactose is a milk sugar that is broken down by the enzyme lactase, which is found in the small intestine.
  • Lactose intolerance is the reduced ability to digest milk sugars, due to insufficient amounts of the gut enzyme called lactase.
  • Symptoms include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
  • Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate cheese well, and small amounts of milk and yoghurt.

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Reviewed on: 24-10-2017