Dr. Minocha is a practicing gastroenterologist and author of "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies".
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Lactose intolerance (LI) is a common disorder that
affects a quarter of the US population and may affect as many as 75% of the world
population. The prevalence varies by race and ethnicity. It is more common among
African-Americans, Hispanics and oriental population. In India, for example, it is seen in
25% of north Indian and 70% of south Indian population.
Please be aware that lactose is frequently a part of many prescription and
over-the-counter drugs, and may impact susceptible individuals.
This Lactose Intolerance is meant to be an
informational exercise and NOT a medical consultation
Above is based on Dr. Minochas article that appeared in September 1998 issue of Postgraduate Medicine.
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