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Lactose (Milk) Intolerance page from MedlinePlus

Lactose (Milk) Intolerance page from MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lactoseintolerance.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are some other names for lactose intolerance?
  • How can you tell if a child is lactose intolerant?
  • How can your lactose intolerant characters be sure to get enough calcium?
  • What’s the difference between food intolerance and food allergy?


From the website,

Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. After eating foods with lactose in them, you may feel sick to your stomach.

This page has links to overview handouts, etc. Check out the sections on disease management and related conditions to see some additional problems you can give your lactose intolerant characters.


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