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Keywords:

  • lactose intolerance;
  • osteoporosis;
  • bone;
  • osteopenia

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.