Southeast Dairy Association - Dose Your Lactose: Examining Tolerance to Lactose & Dairy Foods After Bariatric Surgery

Featured Speaker: Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD

Overview of Topics:

  • Examining lactose intolerance, lactose, lactase
  • Where is lactose found
  • Recommendations to reduce lactose intolerance symptoms
  • Anatomy of bariatric surgery/gastric bypass
  • Overlap in recommendations for dumping syndrome and lactose intolerance
  • Dietary approach and application to post gastric bypass patients
  • Concerns about dairy avoidance in bariatric patients
  • Calcium, vitamin D, and probiotics
  • Can you become lactose intolerant after bariatric surgery

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe how lactose and lactase work in the GI tract
  • Explain how bariatric surgery impacts the gastrointestinal tract and may contribute to lactose intolerance and/or dumping syndrome
  • Recommend appropriate protein, calcium and vitamin D rich foods and supplements for post-surgical patients
  • Integrate science and counseling techniques to help patients manage dairy avoidance and symptoms of lactose intolerance


Recorded: November 2014