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How can you prevent diarrhea if you're lactose intolerant?

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If you are lactose intolerant, the best way to avoid symptoms is to read food labels. Steer clear of products with:

  • Whey
  • Curds
  • Milk by-products
  • Nonfat dry milk powder
  • Dry milk solids

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Lactose Intolerance."

WebMD Medical Reference: “Lactose Intolerance – Topic Overview.”

Adolfsson, O., , August 2004. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

WebMD Medical Reference: “Lactose Intolerance: Home Treatment.”

MedicineNet.com: “Lactose Intolerance.”  

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Lactose Intolerance."

WebMD Medical Reference: “Lactose Intolerance – Topic Overview.”

Adolfsson, O., , August 2004. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

WebMD Medical Reference: “Lactose Intolerance: Home Treatment.”

MedicineNet.com: “Lactose Intolerance.”  

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 13, 2018

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