This review was prepared by Dennis Savaiano, Ph.D., Purdue University, Stone Hall Room 110, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2059, USA.
Lactose Intolerance: A Self-fulfilling Prophecy Leading to Osteoporosis?
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2008
2003 International Life Sciences Institute
Volume 61, Issue 6, pages 221–223, June 2003
How to Cite
(2003), Lactose Intolerance: A Self-fulfilling Prophecy Leading to Osteoporosis?. Nutrition Reviews, 61: 221–223. doi: 10.1301/nr.2003.jun.221-223
- Issue published online: 16 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 16 SEP 2008
- lactose intolerance;
Symptoms of lactose intolerance are unlikely to occur under usual dietary conditions. Yet, self-described “lactose-intolerant” individuals often restrict dairy and calcium intake. A new study suggests that such individuals have reduced peak bone mass and increased incidence of osteopenia, and are at greater risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.