Diet Management

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance refers the inability to digest lactose and results in gastroinstestinal complications.

Your Result

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Lactose Intolerance is

High

What does it mean?

Likely to have lactose intolerance. Your genotype results indicate that you are have high tendency to have lactose intolerance. You might be taking less dairy product because of this, which puts you at a higher risk for lower calcium intake.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations

1

You might be taking less dairy product because of this, which puts you at a higher risk for lower calcium intake due to low milk and dairy products intake.

2

Since you are at higher risk of calcium deficiency, it is recommended to take soy, lactose-free milk or calcium fortified products to obtain adequate calcium and vitamin D for maintaining healthy bone metabolism.

3

Tolerance to lactose can be built gradually in as little as 2-3weeks for some people. Some people can tolerate up to 250ml of milk if broken up throughout the day and consumed with other food.

What Is Lactose Intolerance
and How Can It Affect You

What is Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance refers the inability to digest lactose and results in gastroinstestinal complications. Lactose is a major source of carbohydrate found in milk, yogurt, ice cream, cheese and other dairy products. It is normally broken down by an enzyme called lactase, into absorbable sugars (glucose and galactose).

Symptoms Of Lactose Intolerance

The symptoms for lactose intolerance include:

How Does It Affect You?

Lactose intolerance in adulthood may be due to insufficient production of the enzyme lactase. When lactose is not properly digested, it can cause the increased in intestinal water content and the production of gas, mainly hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane upon fermentation by the gut microbiome, and eventually lead to unpleasant gastrointestinal disorders.

Understanding Your Results

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

Your genetic risk assessment is

High

Genes tested

This result is based on the SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Lactose Intolerance.

GenesYour GenotypeWhat It Means
MCM6_intron13CCLactose intolerant
MCM6_intron9CCLactose intolerant

Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.

This result is limited to existing scientific research.

Consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

If you think you have the symptoms, consult with a healthcare professional.