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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

ANGEL, Luis Alberto; CALVO, Enrique  and  MUNOZ, Yesid. Prevalencia de hipolactasia tipo adulto e intolerancia a la lactosa en adultos jóvenes. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.4, pp.35-47. ISSN 0120-9957.

AIMS. To establish in young adults the hypolactasia prevalence, calcium daily dietary ingestion and lactose intolerance symptoms frequency. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Transversal descriptive prevalence and analytic study. Hypolactasia frequency in 98 Colombian National University randomized medical students was determined by Respiratory Hydrogen Test. Daily calcium ingestion and lactose intolerance was requested. RESULTS. Hipolactasia was present in 56% of students. In hypolactasic subjects negatively calcium (-116 mg/d) and dairy (-123 mg/día) consumption were associated to. Lactose intolerance was present in 14% without consumption difference. CONCLUSIONS. Hypolactasia prevalence was 56%. Dairy calcium ingestion was Inferior in these subjects, not associated to lactose intolerance. Hypolactasia and low calcium ingestion are osteoporosis risk factors in this group.

Keywords : Lactase deficiency; hypolactasia; lactose intolerance; prevalence; calcium ingestion.

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