The inability to digest lactose (or “milk sugar”) is far more common than a food allergy. Such a reaction may be due to the lack of a particular enzyme needed to digest the lactose. People who are intolerant towards lactose have difficulties in digesting milk and milk products.
The menopause is often accompanied by a number of complaints: hot flushes, night sweats, a feeling of tiredness, irritability, headaches, etc. These symptoms occur because during the menopause the oestrogen level in the body decreases.
Almost every country mentions a daily requirement for sufficient daily calcium intake for the maintenance of bone health. When consuming soya products as an alternative to cow’s milk products, it is important to choose the calcium-enriched ones.
Diabetes is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing world. Individuals with diabetes are at increased risk of developing heart disease, hypertension, nervous system disorders, blindness and kidney dysfunction.