Influence of Malnutrition on Lactose in Children Who Belong to Genetically Lactose Tolerant or Intolerant Tribes in Central Africa

  • H. L. Vis
Part of the Nutrition and Food Science book series (NFS, volume 3)


Lactose malabsorption was studied in children of Central Africa. Three groups were investigated. The children of groups I and II belonged to a “lactose intolerant” tribe. Their age was below 5 years in group I and above 5 years in group II. The children of group III, aged less than 5 years, belonged to a tribe in which mixing of “lactose tolerant” (Tutsi) and “lactose intolerant” (Bantus) people is important.


Normal Absorption Recovery Group Lactose Absorption Nutritional Biochemistry Lactose Malabsorption 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. L. Vis
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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