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December 1996 Issue

Lactose Irony: The Problem May Now Be the Cure

If you can't digest milk or have been diagnosed as lactose intolerant, milk may be just the thing you need. New research from Kent State University and Purdue University has found that people who are lactose intolerant can actually adapt to large doses of lactose, if it's taken with meals. How? Apparently, the large intestine adapts to increased lactose intake by fermenting lactose more rapidly. This leaves less lactose to draw fluid into

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