Are the lactose intolerant safer from some cancers?

November 10, 2014 7:45 PM

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Are the lactose intolerant safer from some cancers?

(HealthDay News) -- People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.

Data for the study included nearly 23,000 people in Sweden with lactose intolerance, as well as members of their families. People with lactose intolerance have difficulty digesting lactose, a sugar found in dairy products, because they have low or no levels of the enzyme lactase which is needed to d...

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