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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lactose Intolerance Support Group

Support groups for people with lactose intolerance are quite rare. I haven't heard of more than a couple over the years.

But one's forming in Greenville, SC, according to an article by Mike Foley online at

Because lactose intolerance is so prevalent, a lactose-intolerance support group is forming locally. Organizers include Dr. Michael Kelly of Gastroenterology Associates; Karen Schwartz, a registered dietitian with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System; Whole Foods; and several national suppliers of alternative dairy products such as goat's milk and soy milk.

The first meeting is Jan. 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Francis Women's and Children's Hospital on Commonwealth Drive on Greenville's Eastside, in Classroom 201.

To register or for more information, call: (864) 268-1363. Space is limited to 25 people.

Know of groups in other cities? Let me know and I'll post them here.

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