Dairy intake, dietary adequacy, and lactose intolerance

Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

Despite repeated emphasis in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on the importance of calcium in the adult American diet and the recommendation to consume 3 dairy servings a day, dairy intake remains well below recommendations. Insufficient health professional awareness of the benefits of calcium and concern for lactose intolerance are among several possible reasons, This mini-review highlights both the role of calcium (and of dairy, its principal source in modern diets) in health maintenance and reviews the means for overcoming lactose intolerance (real or perceived).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Nutrition
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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