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Anti-milk People: That Pain In Your Gut Might Actually Be All In Your Head
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Anti-milk People: That Pain In Your Gut Might Actually Be All In Your Head

According to new research, conducted by Italian researchers, the feelings of lactose intolerance may be a part of a different condition altogether. That condition, called “somatoform disorder,” allows the sufferer to feel all of the physical symptoms of a condition even though they don’t actually have that particular condition. In this new research, it was discovered that nearly 70% of the people who think that they might be lactose intolerant are technically not.

True lactose intolerance is marked by the body’s inability to digest lactose, usually because of a lowered level of the key enzyme called lactase. Lactase production does slow down as the person ages in most cases, however, it can also be a problem for people of every age group. Testing for lactose intolerance is a simple procedure which only requires a breath test to identify the presences of this enzyme.

In the Italian study, 102 people, the majority of whom were female were asked several questions about their symptoms as well as the enzyme detecting breath test. Twenty nine percent of those people were found to be legitimately lactose intolerant while a slightly higher percentage had a condition known as malabsorption instead. Malabsorption occurs when the small intestine cannot properly absorb nutrients from foods that pass through it. The remainder of these people, all who were convinced that they were lactose intolerant, were found to have somatoform disorder instead.

As much as 75% of the adults worldwide have some decrease in the level of lactase that they make in their body, leading to some inability to digest milk and other dairy products without discomfort. Women tend to have a bigger issue with lactose intolerance, typically because they consume more milk and dairy than men do. The symptoms of true lactose intolerance include bloating, gas, abdominal cramping and nausea. In some people, vomiting or diarrhea may also result from any lactose at all.

Milk and other dairy products have long been the center of a dietary battle with some groups pointing out that humans are the only mammals to continue to seek out milk after infancy. Humans are also the only animal to consume the milk of another creature on a regular basis. Some fitness and weight loss advocates cite that milk is high in fat and does nothing for the healthy diet while others point out that it is a good source of protein and calcium. Bodybuilders and other heavy duty exercisers say there is nothing better than a glass of chocolate milk to refuel after a long and intense workout, with scientific evidence backing that belief up.

For those who are actually lactose intolerant, there are dietary plans that make sure that they do not increase their risk of calcium deficiency while for those who have somatoform disorder, the need to uncover the true origins of their physical symptoms and discomforts remains a real concern.


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