Mayo Clinic Q and A: All about food allergies and intolerances
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a grandmother to three wonderful grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is lactose intolerant. Recently, my youngest grandchild was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. What is the difference between food intolerance and allergy? ANSWER: Life at the dinner table is different for thousands of people in the U.S. living with a food allergy. Recent studies show that approximately 5% of children under the age of 5 and 3% of adults have food allergies. Food allergies… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coping With the Side Effects of Kidney-Cancer Treatment
Not long ago, the treatment options available to people with metastatic kidney cancer were few and feeble. Surgical removal of the affected tissue was an effective and often durable fix for people with cancer that was confined to the kidneys. But for the roughly 30% to 40% of people with kidney cancer that spreads to other parts of the body, the prognosis was dispiritingly grim. Fortunately, things are much different today. “Since the early 2000s, we’ve had a class of drugs called blood-vessel inhibitors, and these made an immediate impact,” says Dr. Primo Lara, a professor, clinician, and director of the...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

U.S. Purchases of Specialized Infant Formula Exceed Estimated Need
MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2022 -- U.S. purchases of hypoallergenic or lactose-reduced infant formula exceed estimates of medical need, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in Clinical& Experimental Allergy. Alexander J. Strzalkowski, M.D.,... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - October 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reduced Lactose Baby Formula May Raise Risk of Obesity Later
Beware of infant formula you’re giving your baby. A new study showed a moderate association between low-lactose formulas made of corn syrup solids and obesity in two-, three-, and four-year-olds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced Lactose Baby Formula Related to Obesity Later Reduced Lactose Baby Formula Related to Obesity Later
Babies under one year who received reduced lactose formula were at risk of being obese by age 2.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Disease and Famine Drove Evolution of Lactose Tolerance
New research shows that famine and exposure to infectious diseases best explain the evolution of our ability to consume milk and other non-fermented dairy products (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 31, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology and Disabilities Source Type: news

Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant. They drank milk anyway, study finds.
Despite digestive problems, ancient Europeans drank milk for millennia, the study found, casting doubt on theories on how humans evolved to tolerate it. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Pannett Source Type: news

Prehistoric People Drank Animal Milk, Despite Lactose Intolerance
Title: Prehistoric People Drank Animal Milk, Despite Lactose IntoleranceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 28, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Prehistoric People Drank Animal Milk, Despite Lactose Intolerance
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 -- Researchers have long suspected that humans evolved to tolerate dairy products in order to reap their health benefits. Now a new study refutes that idea. Around one-third of the world ' s population possesses a gut enzyme... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Famine and disease drove the evolution of lactose tolerance in Europe
Prehistoric people in Europe were consuming milk thousands of years before humans evolved the genetic trait allowing us to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults, finds a new study. The research, published in Nature, mapped pre-historic patterns of milk use over the last 9,000 years, offering new insights into milk consumption and the evolution of lactose tolerance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 27, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

The Next Hottest Alternative Milk Comes from Microbes
Milk is an extraordinary substance, packed with all the proteins, sugars, fats, minerals, and vitamins a young mammal needs to flourish until it can eat on its own. Co-opted by humans, cow milk—and to a lesser extent, sheep, goat, buffalo, and camel milk—is a founding food for much of the world, drunk straight, poured over cereal, used to lighten coffee, churned into butter, frozen into ice cream, and baked into desserts. Dosed with rennet—an enzyme produced in a calf’s stomach—it separates into the curds and whey beloved by Miss Muffet, ready to be drained, molded, and fermented into cheese. ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 22, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate climate change Climate Innovators Climate Is Everything feature Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Lactose intolerance 'trend' is now affecting babies, critics warn
Imperial College London researchers found newborns drank nearly 11million litres of expensive formulas in England in 2018. The figure was 2.8 times than in 2007. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Parents Should Handle the Baby Formula Shortage, According to Pediatricians
The U.S. is still in the throes of an unprecedented infant-formula shortage. Supply-chain issues caused by the pandemic started affecting baby formula in the summer of 2021, and inventory constricted even further after Abbott recalled certain formula products in February (then more in March) and shut down its Michigan plant. Families facing empty shelves are terrified that their children will go hungry, since breast milk or formula—or a combination of both—is a main source of nutrition for babies from birth until about age one. “It’s not fair that families have to be even worried about this on top o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Schreiber Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Can You Become Lactose Intolerant All of a Sudden
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Source: - May 18, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weighing the Best Diet Options for IBD
Nearly every patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has the same query—which has a not-so-simple answer. “‘Doctor, what should I eat when living with IBD?’ is likely the most frequently asked question following diagnosis,” says Dr. Maitreyi Raman, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Calgary. Raman, who’s a gastroenterologist, physician nutrition specialist, and researcher, has closely studied the topic and reviewed the available evidence for dietary patterns that may be of benefit (or not) to patients. IBD includes Crohn’s disease, which can cause inflamm...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael O. Schroeder Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news