[ Food intolerance ]
An adverse reaction due to lack of the [ Enzyme ] A biochemical substance that acts as a catalyst, resulting a specific biochemical reaction.... More necessary to digest a particular food.
For example, [ Lactose Intolerance ] A food sensitivity caused by the inability to hydrolyse lactose in the digestive tract. The usual cause is a lactase deficiency. Symptoms of lactose intolerance may include abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Mammals normally cease to produce lactase after weaning. In humans, lactose production ceases about age 2. However, about 35% of... More, the inability to digest [ Lactose, Milk_Sugar ] Lactose is a disaccharide comprised of galactose and glucose. Milk is comprised of between 2% and 8% lactose, by weight. Some studies have suggested a link between milk-derived galactose with ovarian cancer.... More, due to either acquired or congenital [ Lactase ] An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of lactose (milk sugar) into glucose and galactose.... More deficiency.
- Food [ Allergy ] A damaging auto-immune response to a substance involving either the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody or T-cells. Common triggers include food proteins, pollens, animal fur, and dust.... More
- Food sensitivity