Who cares about calcium?
A calcium-rich diet is important for all age groups. How much dairy your body requires depends on your age, with teens and seniors requiring more servings. Dietary calcium contributes to normal growth in children and teenagers and optimizes peak bone mass around the age of 20, after which bone loss slowly overtakes bone building.
Unlike food allergies, food intolerances do not involve the immune system. People who are lactose intolerant don’t produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose, the sugar found in milk. As a result, lactose-intolerant people are unable to digest large amounts of lactose at once.