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Gender, Age, Race and Lactose Intolerance: Is There Evidence to Support a Differential Symptom Response? A Scoping Review

Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
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Nutrients 2018, 10(12), 1956; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10121956
Received: 1 November 2018 / Revised: 5 December 2018 / Accepted: 5 December 2018 / Published: 11 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lactose Intolerance Update)
Research evaluating the relationship between lactose intolerance (LI) symptoms and age, gender and race is reviewed. An exhaustive search was conducted on the Google Scholar and PubMed databases. The evidence suggests that women, the elderly or specific racial groups are not more susceptible to LI, but rather dose, body size and genetic differences in lactase non-persistence (LNP) are the primary drivers of intolerance symptoms. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lactose intolerance; age; gender; race Lactose intolerance; age; gender; race
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Lapides, R.A.; Savaiano, D.A. Gender, Age, Race and Lactose Intolerance: Is There Evidence to Support a Differential Symptom Response? A Scoping Review. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1956.

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