People who suffer from lactose intolerance are unable to digest lactose in their food properly. Lactose is naturally present in milk and dairy products. Many people with a lactose intolerance can, however, tolerate small quantities of lactose.
Lactose intolerance and heredity
To date a number of genes, including the MCM6 gene, have been proven to play a role in causing lactose intolerance. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to predict how likely it is that you will be lactose intolerant.
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