Lactose intolerance: A scientific update and the place of milk products

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SPEAKER

  • Dennis Savaiano

    PhD — Professor of Nutrition Policy at Purdue University, Indianapolis

Dennis Savaiano is the Virginia C. Meredith Professor of Nutrition Policy at Purdue University. He directs the North Central Nutrition Education Center of Excellence, a USDA NIFA-funded center. He is also the Associate Director of the Community Health Partnerships for Indiana’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Savaiano has studied lactose digestion for the past four decades. The results of these studies indicate that almost all maldigesters can consume significant amounts of dairy foods without experiencing symptoms of intolerance. Furthermore, he is interested in methods of intervention that will allow "lactose intolerant" individuals to learn that they can consume dairy foods without experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, you will become aware of:

  • · The prevalence of lactose intolerance and be able to differentiate lactose maldigestion from lactose intolerance.
  • · Nutrition and health issues associated with dairy avoidance
  • · The recommendations of the National institutes of Health (NIH) regarding lactose intolerance and the importance of including dairy productsPractical strategies for including milk products in the management of lactose intolerance

SUMMARY

Topics of discussion:

  • · Prevalence of lactose intolerance, including recent Canadian data
  • · Lactose maldigestion/insufficiency vs. lactose intolerance
  • · Self-perceived vs. diagnosed lactose intolerance
  • · Recommendations of the National Institutes of Health regarding management of lactose intolerance, and the importance of including dairy products
  • · Practical strategies for including milk products in the management of lactose intolerance
  • · Highlight the role of lactose as a potential “prebiotic” and its impact on gut microbiota