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African Americans at Risk for Low Calcium Intake - New Survey Finds Those Experiencing Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance May be Sidelining Dairy in Their Diets
Date:3/27/2008

Addition of lactose-free milk like LACTAID(R) Milk increases calcium and

vitamin D intake

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey has found that 63% of African Americans who experience stomach discomfort from eating dairy are likely to reduce or stop drinking milk or consuming dairy-rich products leaving them at risk for low calcium intake(1). However, those who are lactose intolerant suffer uncomfortable side effects when consuming dairy products. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Delilah Winder joins LACTAID(R) Milk, the nation's #1 lactose-free milk brand, to help educate lactose intolerance sufferers about easy solutions for their symptoms that won't leave them at risk for inadequate calcium intake.

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"As a chef who is lactose intolerant testing all the food I prepared was somewhat of a challenge -- lactose intolerance can turn a perfect meal into a terrible memory," said Winder. "I found that I couldn't even enjoy my favorite dishes anymore. Discovering LACTAID(R) Milk and LACTAID(R) Fast Act Dietary Supplements helped me bring my award winning macaroni and cheese and all of my favorite dishes back to my table to enjoy with my friends and family."

People who are lactose intolerant -- a condition where the body is deficient in the lactase enzyme which breaks down lactose, the milk sugar in dairy foods and beverages -- often avoid dairy products altogether. This omission can lead to potential deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D resulting in loss of bone density, which may lead to conditions such as osteoporosis later on in life. Because the prevalence of lactose intolerance is high for African Americans -- nearly 80% of the African American population suffers from this condition(2) -- it is important that this population understands this condition and the options available for managing it. Products like LACTAID(R) Milk and LACTAID(R) Fast Act Dietary Supplements offer an easy and effective solution to lactose intolerance sufferers.

About LACTAID(R) Brand

LACTAID(R) Brand Milk and Dietary Supplements are marketed by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. LACTAID(R) Brand products allow people with dairy digestive problems to enjoy dairy products once more. LACTAID(R) Milk is 100% real milk that is lactose-free. It is available in whole, 1%, 2%, fat-free and calcium- fortified varieties and is perfect for drinking, cooking and baking. LACTAID(R) Fast Act Dietary Supplements, which are available in both caplets and chewables, naturally break down the milk sugar, lactose, to aid in the digestion of dairy foods. You can find out more about LACTAID(R) Brand Products and download lactose-free recipes at http://www.lactaid.com or by calling 1-888-466-8746.

About McNeil Nutritionals

McNeil Nutritionals, LLC is a global marketer of innovative nutritional products. The company's mission is to give people the ability to actively manage their own health. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC markets SPLENDA(R) Sweetener Products, VIACTIV(R) Dietary Supplements, LACTAID(R) Milk and Dietary Supplements, and BENECOL(R) Products. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC is headquartered in Fort Washington, PA.

About HP Hood LLC

Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. In 2004, HP Hood became HP Hood LLC when it acquired Binghamton, New York-based Crowley Foods, LLC, and Minneapolis, Minnesota- based Kemps, LLC, adding to Hood's portfolio of well-known national and super regional brands, as well as processing and distribution operations. Hood also has national and super regional franchise rights to process and sell extended shelf-life products including LACTAID(R) Milk, Nesquik, Coffee-mate, Stonyfield Farm Organic Milk, Arizona FRESH Iced Tea and Southern Comfort Eggnog. For more information about Hood, please visit http://www.Hood.com.

1 The lactose intolerance survey was conducted by Yankelovich, Inc. on

behalf of McNeil Nutritionals from February 28 - March 3, 2008 using

online interviews among a sample of 200 African American adults 18 years

of age or older.

2 National Institutes of Health, Lactose Intolerance, March 2006, http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/lactoseintolerance/lactoseint ole rance.pdf


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