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Cow, Soy or Almond: Which 'Milk' Is Best for You?

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 – Almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk may all offer lactose-free alternatives to cow's milk, but new research suggests that the dairy version remains the most nutritious option. The finding stems from a Canadian analysis that assessed the nutritional value of a single serving of the four most popular plant-based milks relative to cow's milk. "We thought that ...

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?

Posted 24 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 – Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, suggests a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's common for people to think they have a food allergy, but the reality may be different, said Dr. Scott Sicherer, the lead author of the AAP report. "If you ask someone on the street if they ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

Posted 11 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Lactose intolerance may trigger symptoms such as bloating, gas and diarrhea after you eat or drink dairy products. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says lactose intolerance could lead to: Uncomfortable digestive symptoms from being unable to digest lactose. Lack of calcium and vitamin D, triggered by insufficient dairy consumption. Development of ...

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study

Posted 20 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 – Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests. Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting up to 3 percent of children, the researchers said. The main treatment is elimination of cow's milk and dairy products – which are major sources of the ...

Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 – People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. And, the researchers suspect the reduced risk may be related to diet. Data for the study included nearly 23,000 people in Sweden with lactose intolerance, as well as members of their families. People with lactose intolerance have difficulty digesting lactose, a ...

Milk Allergy Therapy Needs More Research

Posted 19 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 19 – A treatment in which progressively larger servings of milk are given to children with milk allergies provides long-term protection for some youngsters, but others lose their tolerance over time, a new study says. The investigators also found that many children continued to have intermittent symptoms and some had severe allergic reactions even after showing improvement in the ...

Health Tip: Lactose May Be Hiding in Food

Posted 9 May 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Lactose is an enzyme that is typically found in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance. The American College of Gastroenterology says foods that may be harboring lactose include: Baked goods, including breads and processed breakfast cereals. ...

Health Tip: Watch for Lactose in Foods

Posted 15 Nov 2011 by Drugs.com

-- Lactose intolerant people may be primed to avoid milk, sparing themselves uncomfortable symptoms of bloating, gas or stomach cramps. But lactose may be an ingredient in many foods, in addition to milk. The womenshealth.gov website offers this list of possible examples: Ice cream, sherbet, cream, butter, some cheeses and yogurt. Baked goods, such as breads and cereals. Cake, cookie, pancake ...

Lactose Intolerance May Sometimes Be in the Head, Not the Gut

Posted 12 May 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 12 – Italian researchers report that some people who think they are lactose-intolerant may actually suffer from a psychological condition known as somatoform disorder. With true lactose intolerance, a person is deficient in the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose. Those who suffer it say they experience bloating, gas, gut pain and nausea when they eat or drink products ...

Think You're Lactose Intolerant? Maybe Not

Posted 24 Feb 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24 - Many people who think they're lactose intolerant may not be. This suggestion, released Wednesday in a U.S. National Institutes of Health draft consensus statement, could pave the way for more people to eat more dairy products, thus helping to ensure they get adequate nutrition in their diet. Not enough data is available to estimate the prevalence of true lactose intolerance ...

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