Lactose and Calcium Absorption in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Michael Horowitz, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP; Judith Wishart; Linda Mundy; B. E. Christopher Nordin, DSc, FRACP
Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(3):534-536. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370030138027.
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• The prevalence of lactase deficiency and the relationship between lactose and calcium malabsorption in postmenopausal osteoporosis has been assessed in 46 subjects. Malabsorption of lactose occurred in 25 (54%) of the subjects and was associated with a significantly lower milk intake. Malabsorption of calcium occurred in 11 (44%) of the lactase-deficient subjects and in 11 (52%) of normal lactose absorbers. There was no relationship between lactose and calcium malabsorption. Vertebral and forearm mineral densities were not significantly different between normal lactose absorbers and lactase-deficient subjects.

(Arch Intern Med 1987;147:534-536)


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