'Our focus in Q2 2019 was to ensure completion of all patient visits in our Phase 3 Liberatus clinical trial and to expand on our understanding of the lactose intolerance
Primary lactose intolerance
, the most common type, is genetically determined and is typical among people with Asian, African or Hispanic ancestry.
Besides his keen insight into lactose intolerance
Congenital lactase deficiency is a rare condition.13 Currently the treatment options for lactose intolerance
include lactose-reduced diet, limiting the consumption of milk or using low-lactose milk, and using supplemental lactase or probiotics.13 Low intake of milk would cause low intake of calcium and vitamin D and has negative effect on bones and teeth development in infants.14 Therefore lactase supplements or probiotics are better options to treat lactose intolerance
The persistence of lactase (or lactose tolerance) in different populations seems to be associated with the domestication of dairy cattle and with the habit of consuming milk after weaning (6) and, therefore, the prevalence of lactose intolerance
varies according to the geographic region and habits of the population.
Early studies suggest that secondary lactose intolerance
and food allergies occur in children with acute infectious diarrhea, and lactose-free or hypoallergenic formulas improve symptoms [4, 5, 10].
Sometimes lactose intolerance
is confused with a milk allergy.
Preclinical studies have found that Lactobacillus acidophilus supplementation may assist in breaking down lactose; however, no human clinical trials have previously evaluated its efficacy in alleviating symptoms related to lactose intolerance
Pharmaceutical company Ritter Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RTTR) revealed on Monday the completion of patient enrolment on schedule under its Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of its investigational compound RP-G28 for the treatment of lactose intolerance
The cake will be a welcome addition to menus, particularly as Allergy UK states that one in five people have a lactose intolerance
, equivalent to 20% of the population.
More than 30 million Americans who are deficient in the enzyme lactase suffer from a condition known as lactose intolerance
, which can cause gastrointestinal problems, such as bloating, cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, stomach ache, abdominal pains--even nausea, and (in severe cases) dehydration.
This indicates that they did not suffer secondary lactose intolerance