This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to lactose intolerance, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on lactose intolerance. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Lactose Intolerance: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 3. Studies on Lactose Intolerance; Chapter 4. Patents on Lactose Intolerance; Chapter 5. Books on Lactose Intolerance; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Lactose Intolerance; Chapter 7. Periodicals and News on Lactose Intolerance; Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; LACTOSE INTOLERANCE GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Alactasia, Dairy product intolerance, Disaccharidase deficiency, Glucose-Galactose Malabsorption, Hypolactasia, Lactase deficiency, Lactase IsolatedIntolerance, Milk intolerance.