Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V09160627
Lactose malabsorption and -intolerance – who will benefit from a lactose-reduced diet?
During the last decade, lactose-free diets have become increasingly popular in the general population, either isolated or as a part of a cow’s milk-free diet. However, health-related benefits from a lactose-free diet are only documented for individuals with clinical lactose intolerance due to decreased intestinal lactase activity and subsequent lactose malabsorption. In this paper we summarize the current knowledge of lactose intolerance regarding diagnostic procedures and treatment.