Milk Intolerance in Adults

Is it the lactose or something else?

Dr Yvonne Jeanes, Dr Caroline Childs

Tuesday 10 May 20:00–21:00 BST

Season 3


Many people experience gastrointestinal symptoms after ingestion of dairy products, but what is the primary cause of this discomfort? Is it the lactose or is something else at play?

Real-life, clinical data can provide valuable insights into conditions, such as milk intolerance in adults. However, an awareness of the limitations is key when considering how findings may influence practice.

In this Journal Club session, we’ll be appraising a paper exploring the reasons behind adult milk intolerance using clinical retrospective data and a prospective study.

Watch this webinar to

Gain clear understanding of:
  • Cow’s milk intolerance in adults
  • Lactose intolerance in adults
  • Role of lactose in dietary management of IBS
Be aware of:
  • Pros and cons of retrospective and prospective data collection
  • Challenges and importance of clinical data
Be able to:
  • Consider how this research may be used in practice
  • Critically appraise future research

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Expert speaker

Dr Yvonne Jeanes
Registered Dietitian

Head of postgraduate taught provision for School of Life and Health Sciences. Honorary Research and Policy lead for British Dietetic Association Gastroenterology Specialist Group and co-clinical lead for coeliac disease.

Passionate about improving the nutritional adequacy and practicalities of living with diets of exclusion, with projects exploring the acceptability and impact of digital healthcare provision for adult coeliac disease.

Paper reference

This session discusses the paper: Carroccio A, Soresi M, Mantia B, Fayer F, La Blasca F, Seidita A, D’Alcamo A, Florena AM, Tinè C, Garlisi C, Mansueto P. Whole Cow’s Milk but Not Lactose Can Induce Symptoms inPatients with Self-Reported Milk Intolerance: Evidence of Cow’s Milk Sensitivity in Adults. Nutrients. 2021; 13(11):3833. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/3833/htm

About Journal Club Chair, Dr Caroline Childs

Each Journal Club session is chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.

As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”


Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies. So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?


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