Around 70% of the world population may be lactose intolerant
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Recognizing Symptoms of Lactose IntoleranceHere are common symptoms that can help you identify if your child suffers from this condition.
Are you a carrier of the MCM6 variant?
A study conducted by The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences showed that the CC variant was found in 86.8% of South Indians and 67.5% of North Indians. This correlated with the lactose intolerance test conducted, which was found to be abnormal for 88% of the South Indian volunteers and 66% of the North Indian volunteers. Read more
Lactose Intolerance in Children
Certain children are unable to digest the sugar or lactose present in milk and milk products because their body does not make enough lactase - the enzyme that digests the lactose. This may then be Lactose Intolerance. With dairy consumption increasing in various forms of milk and milk-derived products, the impact is more severe now than ever before.
Lactose indigestion can lead to discomfort in the gut
- 35% of individuals suffer from abdominal pain - Institute of public health.
- 31% from gastrointestinal infections - Institute of public health.
- 88% of south indians are lactose intolerant - SGPGI
Saliva-based, Non-Invasive Lactose Intolerance DNA test
Lactose intolerance genetic test is a new and innovative form of test for lactose intolerance. Genetics can play a major role in several health factors including lactose intolerance. By testing the gene MCM6 from saliva samples, it is now possible to test your child for lactose intolerance.
A child who is lactose intolerant may still be able to consume lighter milk products such as yogurt, butter and ghee, as well as lactose-free milk which is now easily available. With lactose intolerance genetic test you can identify risk factors ahead of time, even in the absence of symptoms, thus acting as an advance alert for your child's health and development.