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Health Tip: Lactase May Be Hiding in Food

Health Tip: Lactase May Be Hiding in Food

05/15/13

(HealthDay News) -- Lactase is an enzyme that is typically found in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.

The American College of Gastroenterology says foods that may be harboring lactase include:

  • Baked goods, including breads and processed breakfast cereals.
  • Breakfast foods, drinks and instant potatoes.
  • Margarine and non-kosher lunch meats.
  • Condiments, such as salad dressings.
  • Snack foods such as candy.
  • Mixes for cookies, pancakes and biscuits.
  • Instant meals in powdered form.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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