Is the colon reaction to lactose intolerance the same as ibm?

IBS? IBD? Lactose intolerance is a digestive issue: decreased enzyme to digest milk sugar-can tolerate some, but above limit causes gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea because bacteria normally in gut ferment the undigested lactose. Irritable bowel syndrome is more complex; may have some role with bacteria in bowel, fermentation products, etc, not exactly the same. Inflamm bowel disease very different.

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Does lactose intolerance increase your risk of colon cancer?

No, but . . . Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest milk sugar as one gets older (except for northern europeans), does not increase cancer risk. However, vitamin d deficiency is suspected to be a risk factor for colon cancer. Dairy is the main food source for vitamin d and calcium, but many lactose intolerant people avoid dairy. Instead, they should drink lactaid lactose-free milk and take more vitamin d. Read more...

Does food intolerance or lactose intolerance increase your risk for colon or rectal cancer?

No. There are many studies done on food intolerances and food allergies, with mixed results in the latter. As far as food intolerances are concerned, it is not felt that there is a link to cancer. Read more...