Lactose malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome and self-reported milk intolerance.

@article{Vernia2001LactoseMI,
  title={Lactose malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome and self-reported milk intolerance.},
  author={Piero Vernia and Mauro Di Camillo and Vanessa Marinaro},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={234-9}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between lactose malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome and development of intestinal symptoms is unclear, especially when the ingested dose of milk is small. Thus, the role of hydrogen breath testing in the diagnostic work-up of patients with nonspecific intestinal symptoms is still debated. AIMS To establish the relationship between lactose malabsorption, severe self-reported milk intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome and related symptoms. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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