Lactose Intolerance & Over 50s
Lactose intolerance affects people of all ages, but it is actually more likely to develop in later life as lactase levels decline.
Research has shown that the prevalence of lactose intolerance is significantly higher in those over 50 years (46%) than in younger individuals (26%)
In addition, the intestinal villi where lactase is produced can be damaged over time by disease, certain medications or prolonged bouts of diarrhoea, resulting in lactose intolerance.
Read some testimonials from real people living with lactose intolerance.