Diet and intestinal disaccharidases

Steve Hertzler, Yeonsoo Kim, Rubina Khan, Michelle Asp, Dennis Savaiano

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Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms such as flatulence, abdominal pain, and diarrhea can often be traced to low levels of intestinal disaccharidase activity. However, hypolactasia is the only disaccharidase depletion that affects significant numbers of people worldwide. Fortunately, many dietary approaches exist for the management of disaccharidase depletions (Table 76.5).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Nutrition in Health and Disease
Subtitle of host publicationEleventh Edition
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781469816593
ISBN (Print)9781605474618
StatePublished - Dec 22 2012


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