Lactose Intolerance



People with lactose intolerance experience symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, flatulence and/or bloating after consuming lactose. Lactose intolerance is mostly a deficiency, not an absence of the enzyme lactase. These symptoms occur because the body does not fully digest lactose, a type of sugar that is naturally present in milk and other dairy foods.

Please see the attached Fact Sheet for more information about Lactose Intolerance.

Nutrition Australia would like to acknowledge Dairy Australia as the author of this resource.

Updated September 2011

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