Experts: Lactose Intolerance Misunderstood, ‘Gaps’ Found

Many Americans avoid dairy products, an important source of calcium, vitamin
D and other nutrients, because they mistakenly think they’re lactose intolerant,
a panel of experts concluded Wednesday at a National Institutes of Health

Solid estimates of the prevalence of lactose intolerance are lacking, because
medical studies have different interpretations of the condition, the experts
write in their concluding statement, which is published at

MILK: 60% of world’s adults can’t digest it

“I think that there are huge gaps in knowledge,” panel chairman Frederick Suchy,
a pediatric liver specialist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York,
said at a news briefing after the 2-day conference in Bethesda, Md.

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