Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms such as flatulence, abdominal pain, and diarrhea can often be traced to low levels of intestinal disaccharidase activity. However, hypolactasia is the only disaccharidase depletion that affects significant numbers of people worldwide. Fortunately, many dietary approaches exist for the management of disaccharidase depletions (Table 76.5).
|Title of host publication||Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease|
|Subtitle of host publication||Eleventh Edition|
|Publisher||Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Dec 22 2012|