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Can people with lactose intolerance still absorb the calcium in milk and dairy products?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lactose intolerance will not change calcium absorption.

In brief: Yes

Lactose intolerance will not change calcium absorption.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Calcium is not tied to lactose.
Calcium is a mineral. Lactose is a sugar. People with lactose intolerance don't have enough working lactase, the enzyme to break down lactose into its component sugars glucose and galactose. Lactose is undigestable but the component sugars are.

In brief: Yes

Calcium is not tied to lactose.
Calcium is a mineral. Lactose is a sugar. People with lactose intolerance don't have enough working lactase, the enzyme to break down lactose into its component sugars glucose and galactose. Lactose is undigestable but the component sugars are.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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