Lactose intolerance is a common gastrointestinal disorder whereby the body has difficulty digesting the sugar lactose. This sugar is found in milk along with other dairy products and it is estimated that approximately 65% of the population has a reduced ability to digest lactose, with a higher proportion of East Asians, Africans and South Americans affected. Though it can present at any age lactose intolerance tends to develop between 20-40.
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