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Lactase deficiency and lactose intolerance in a multiracial Asian population in Malaysia.

08:00 EDT 19th September 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Lactase deficiency and lactose intolerance in a multiracial Asian population in Malaysia."

There have been few reports on lactase deficiency (LD) and lactose intolerance (LI) in Malaysia, which has a peculiar mix of three distinct major Asian races-Malay, Chinese, and Indian. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of LD and LI in a young multiethnic Malaysian population.

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Name: JGH open : an open access journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
ISSN: 2397-9070
Pages: 307-310

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