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Health Tip: The Lactose-Intolerant Diet

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(HealthDay News) -- If you're lactose-intolerant, you can eliminate all dairy products from your diet, but then you might be concerned about getting enough calcium.

Some people can tolerate small amounts of dairy without symptoms. The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these milk products that may be easier to digest among people with lactose intolerance:

  • Soy milk (soy formulas for young babies), assuming there are no allergies to soy.
  • Dairy products that are lactose-free.
  • Lactase-treated milk.
  • Milkshakes and ice cream.
  • Hard or aged cheeses.
  • Goat's milk.
  • Buttermilk.
  • Yogurt and other fermented-milk products.

-- Diana Kohnle
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