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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Mayo: In general most mayo preparation do not contain lactose. There are some brands however, that do contain lactose so check labels.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
51 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Milk products: Lactose is the naturally occurring sugar in milk. So all milk products (including cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt) contain lactose. Many baked ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Milk products: Any food made from or containing milk. Also lactose is sometimes used as an ingredient in some foods. Check labels.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not much: Some source say about 10% of the lactose content of whole milk. Some say just a trace. Either way many lactose intolerant persons may tolerate a littl ... Read More
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very little : The butter-making process separates the majority of milk's water components from the fat components. Lactose, being a water soluble molecule, will lar ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Lactose is the sugar naturally found in milk. Dairy refers to milk and derived products. So there are lactose-free milk and dairy products where the l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lactose the sugar: Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be abs ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lactose = milk sugar: The university of rochester medical center pediatric nutrition web page has a long list of lactose-free foods (plus things to avoid): www.Urmc.Rochest ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Up to a point: Most frozen yogurt not high in live cultures, bacteria that break down lactose (milk sugar). Most can eat some dairy without symptoms, gas, bloat, cra ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can become lactose intolerance late in life.75% of adults worldwide show some decrease in lactase activity during adulthood.The lactase defici ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Lactose is a sugar that is metabolized by the body into cellular energy (atp). Any other sugar, protein or fat can be used to meet the body's need fo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yogurt lactose: This may be true. If the yogurt has active cultures in it, they can break down the lactose. Wikipedia has a good discussion on this with references f ... Read More
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