Description and symptoms : Lactase Intolerance is produced by cells that line the walls of the small intestine. These cells, called intestinal epithelial cells, have finger-like projections called microvilli that absorb nutrients from food as it passes through the intestine so they can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Complications : Osteopenia, a condition where you have a very low bone mineral density. Osteoporosis, a condition that causes your bones to become thin and weak. Malnutrition occurs when the food that you eat does not give you the nutrients that are essential for a healthy functioning body. Excessive weight loss can damage your health.
Inheritance : It is an autosomal mutation in the body .
Cure : Treatment focuses on avoidance of dairy products, use of lactose-free products, or the use of lactase supplements.
Name of protein coded: Lactase 2 3 5
Research Outlook : http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/lactose-intolerance
Audience of good sources : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/basics/definition/con-20027906
Organizations : Global lactose intolerance Newwork
Two interesting facts : Lactose intolerance is not an allergy but a digestive issue.
Lactose is a natural sugar in milk made of 2 sugars (glucose and galactose)