A 47-year-old male asked:
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is there such a thing as being borderline lactose intolerant?

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Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Deficiency of the enzyme lactase which is the cause of lactose intolerance occurs in variable degrees which therefore results in a spectrum of symptoms from minor to severe when exposed to lactose. "borderline" lactose intolerance would suggest minor symptoms in response to lactose ingestion.
Answered on Dec 25, 2017
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