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Mindy Hogan is a seventh-grader at Schalmont Middle School

Lactose intolerance uncomfortable but treatable

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Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. This deficiency is caused by the human body not being able to produce the enzyme lactase. Lactose is made of two forms of sugar, glucose and galactose, which are absorbed into the bloodstream. Luckily, not all people with lactose interlace have such bad problems with it. Most people with lactose intolerance can handle a small amount of lactose in ...

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