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Double blind study of milk lactose intolerance.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastroenterology
0016-5085
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
74
Issue
6
Pages
1283–1285
Identifiers
PMID: 348553
Source
Medline

Abstract

One hundred and fifty subjects were studied in a double blind fashion to determine the relationship between lactose malabsorption and milk lactose intolerance. Each participant received 250 ml of a different type of milk on 3 consecutive days. Milk A contained no lactose, milk B had 12.5 g, and milk C contained 37.5 g of lactose. After the experiment was completed each subject was classified with a lactose tolerance test as having "sufficient" or "insufficient" lactase activity. Milk A produced no gastrointestinal symptoms in either sufficient or in insufficient persons. Milk B produced symptoms in 3.8% of sufficient and 37.1% of insufficient individuals, and Milk C induced symptoms in 7.6% of sufficient and 83.5% of insufficient subjects. These differences are very highly significant (P less than 0.0001). It is concluded that lactose-intolerant subjects are indeed milk-intolerant and that the frequency with which symptoms occur in persons with lactose malabsorption increases in direct relation to the lactose content of the milk.

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