Specialists in the Bio Research Center (IBC) and Roberto Rodriguez hospital in the municipality of Morón, north of the province of Ciego de Avila, conducted the experiment with 50 patients with this condition.
According to Dr. Maria Eugenia Rizos, a team member, during the dietary management of goat's milk it was found that 76 percent of those studied had clinical improvement at the end of the first week.
She said that the patients were hospitalized suffering from watery diarrhea, flatulence (excessive bowel gas), abdominal cramps, intestinal parasites and infections and malnutrition by default.
Very common in children and people over 80 years, this disease is an intestinal involvement caused by the absence or deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which prevents the body digesting lactose.
The condition can lead to weight loss, malnutrition, lack of calcium, protein, vitamin D and riboflavin, and other complications to human health, said the specialist.
According to the medical prescriptions for the treatment of lactose intolerance, the replacement of milk and its derivatives by lactase-treated dairy products or prepared with soy, corn or starch is required. (PL)