Fast Five Quiz: Lactose Intolerance

B.S. Anand, MD


March 21, 2022

Note the following dietary considerations in patients with lactose intolerance:

  • Patients should read labels on commercial products.

  • Patients should avoid or reduce intake of lactose-containing foods.

  • Most patients who are lactose intolerant can ingest as much as 240 mL of milk without an exacerbation of their symptoms. However, some patients report significant symptoms at lower thresholds.

  • Whole milk and chocolate milk may be better tolerated than skim milk.

Learn more about the pathophysiology of lactose intolerance.


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