Probioticsmay helpif you're lactose intolerant

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem in which the body is unable to digest lactose (a type of sugar found mainly in milk and dairy products).

Some studies have found that certain probiotics, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus,may help to reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance, which include stomach cramps, flatulence and diarrhoea. Research into this is ongoing.

In the meantime, if you are lactose intolerant, youmay wish to try probiotic preparations (not yoghurts) ofLactobacillusacidophilusto see if they help.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018