Lactose intolerance: current approaches to diagnosis and treatment

The lecture deals with lactose intolerance – a clinical manifestation of lactase deficiency, which can be a hereditary or acquired condition and is characterised by a decrease of the activity of lactase, the enzyme that cleaves lactose, the sugar component of milk, in the intestines. Disease might be either latent or manifest and, as a rule, only manifest cases with the formation of metabolic disorders, growth delay or influencing social activity are diagnosed.
Key words: diagnosis and treatment of lactase deficiency, lactase deficiency in children and adults, lactose intolerance
For citation: Khavkin A.I. Lactose intolerance: current approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Vopr. dietol. (Nutrition). 2020; 10(1): 59–67 (In Russian). DOI: 10.20953/2224-5448-2020-1-59-67


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