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Lactose Intolerance

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance results from not being able to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. This is due to the absence of lactase, the digestive enzyme that breaks down lactose. Lactose intolerance is more common in adulthood and adolescence than childhood. People with lactose intolerance may […]

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Gluten Intolerance

Gluten is the general name for a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten-containing foods can be part of a healthful, balanced diet; however, some people may suffer from conditions that may require elimination of gluten from the diet. There are three common medical conditions associated with gluten that […]

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Gluten Free Diet Guide

by J. Haas, L. Bellows, and J. Li* (3/14) Quick Facts… Gluten is a storage protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Celiac disease is a genetic disease where gluten in the diet causes the immune system to attack the cells in your own body. The only treatment for celiac disease […]