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Are you among the many American adults who have trouble digesting lactose? Then you may already know about the lactose-free products that we've developed by altering a bacterium used to make cheese and yogurt. It produces an enzyme that in turn breaks down the milk's lactose, sparing you and upset stomach.

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Last Modified: 5/23/2006