Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance: Refers to an adverse reaction to dairy products due to the inability to digest milk sugar (lactose) which is the primary carbohydrate in cow and human milk.  Individuals with eating disorders often claim to be lactose intolerant either as a means of further restricting their intake or in response to sensitivity towards consuming dairy that develops secondary to inadequate intake. Also refers to sensitivity to bovine proteins.

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