Health Tip: Signs of Lactose Intolerance

A sugar found in milk and other dairy products

Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest a type of sugar in milk called lactose. It’s a common condition, affecting some 30 million adults in the United States by age 20, the National Library of Medicine says.

The agency offers this list of possible warning signs:

• Bloating in the belly.

• Cramping in the abdomen.

• Nausea or diarrhea.

• Stools that float or have a foul odor.

• Gas.

• Malnutrition.

• Slow growth.

• Losing weight.

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Posted: 01/27/2010 at 11:46 AM
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