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Yogurt and Lactose Intolerence - March 5th 2012, 08:41 PM

Okay, I'm not sure if this is the right space, but...

Both my and my friend are sensitive to milk. I've been sensitive for like, forever, and my friend who has been "sensitive" for about a year (This is a person who says she is things to get attention, and has done things like this before.)

Anyways, we were talking, and she brought up how much she can't stand yogurt, and then I brought up how I can't drink a lot of milk, but if I wanted to, I could eat a lot of yogurt and still feel fine (Usually, after milk I feel a bit uncomfortable) and from what I've found on a site, it says

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Yogurt containing live active bacteria is believed to improve lactose digestion for the same reason that probiotics are thought to work.

When yogurt is consumed, bile acids disrupt the cell wall of the bacteria in yogurt. This releases the enzyme beta-galactosidase (related to lactase) into the intestines, where it can enhance lactose digestion.

Not any yogurt will do. It must contain live active bacteria.

Although yogurt is a milk product, many people with lactose intolerance do not experience symptoms after eating yogurt, even the kind that doesn't contain live active bacteria.
I know it says "Many" not "All", but the person in question use to drink a lot of milk. I remember plenty of times when she came over she'd have a glass of milk and none of what she says that happens happens.

I'm sorry if this isn't in the right place, but I was wondering about that, so

Can lactose intolerant people have yogurt?

Here's the website that I got it from: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/heal...se_intoler.htm


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Re: Yogurt and Lactose Intolerence - March 6th 2012, 02:02 AM

I've been lactose intolerant all my life, but can eat yogurt just fine..it never bothers my stomach like milk does.
I can eat cheese, ice cream, milk, and any other dairy products in small amounts, though even then sometimes I feel bloated from it. I have a friend who is also lactose intolerant and has to take lactose pills before eating anything with dairy in it.
Funny thing with this post is I remember a long time ago one of my old friend's told me she was lactose intolerant and couldn't eat yogurt..yet she wasn't actually lactose intolerant at all (I've been to her house many times and they don't have soy milk or lactose free milk and she would drink it just fine and her mother never mentioned her being lactose intolerant to my mother, which she would have if she was..) She would just say things like that for attention, like you said above about your friend lol.
I don't really have a legit answer for you, cause I don't actually know. But every lactose intolerant person is sensitive to dairy in different ways..she could be telling you the truth. You can't really know for sure.


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Re: Yogurt and Lactose Intolerence - March 6th 2012, 11:13 AM

AS the site states, SOME people can tolerate it. I used to be able to. But anymore, I bloat like a blowfish

...but I still eat it! lol

Anyways, there's not really a way to determine if she is lying because only a doctor would be able to tell. But, yes, there are some people who cannot eat yogurt, along with milk, ice cream, even cheese, etc.
   
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Re: Yogurt and Lactose Intolerence - March 6th 2012, 12:32 PM

I'm lactose intolerant and can eat yogurt. I believe its because of the bacteria which helps your digestive system. It sort of cancels out the fact that it is a dairy product.


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Re: Yogurt and Lactose Intolerence - March 6th 2012, 07:29 PM

Yea, the bactiria conteract with the whole milk part. -She actually hasn't been to a doctor... And I'd probably do that too, eat yogurt anyways.


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Re: Yogurt and Lactose Intolerence - March 7th 2012, 01:13 AM

I think people just vary in their intolerance. Maybe it just doesn't work for her, but the bacteria helps you digest it. But I think it's just a variance in the lactose intolerance.


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