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the difference between starch and lactose

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
17 years experience Cardiology
Different things: Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Starch is a sugar (carbohydrate ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Corn starch is a carbohydrate. Eating too many carbohydrate can make a person gain weight. I'm not sure what you mean by "make your baby big". Are you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience Family Medicine
Beans full of starch: No. Beans have both carbohydrates (starch) but contain more protein. They are also part of the meat and meat substitutes group. For this reason, eati ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Starch vs Sugar: lot of debate concerning this on the Internet.Neither are "bad", both are eventually broken down in our body to small chain sugars which fuel the body ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Sugar: Fructose is a type of sugar usually contained in fruit. Other simple sugars include galactose, glucose, xylose and ribose.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience Dentistry
Real vs artificial: Sucrose is real sugar, splenda is an artficial sweetener, no calories, won't cause cavities, probably more expensive.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Simple sugars: Glucose, galactose, fructose, xylose, ribose are all monosaccharides that are different based on thei molecular structure and are the building blocks ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing : Lactase is the common name for the lactose enzyme. Lactase is sometimes added to commercial mild preparations so lactase deficient (lactose intolerant ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Completely different: Glucose is a basic sugar with calories to provide energy. Sorbitol is a non-absorbable sugar alcohol which is used to sweeten foods which are often la ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Indigestion, allergy: Milk allergy is a term reserved for reactions due to allergy sensititivity to milk protein, resulting in immediate reaction including hives, breathing ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Big difference: In lactose intolerance the small intestine can't digest lactose into glucose & galactose. These 2 sugars but not lactose can be absorbed. If lactose r ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Sugar alcohol?: Sugars are simple carbohydrates-single or double sugars. Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, maltitol, etc. Are naturally occurring compounds poorly digeste ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
The same: Glucose is a monosaccharide, a simple sugar. Any sugar or starch is considered a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates can be more complex, like in pasta. They ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not close at all. : Sugar is also known as glucose. This is a chemical called a carbohydrate. It is an necessity to live as the body runs on sugar. Caffeine is a stimulan ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lactose/Lactulose: Lactulose is a synthetic non-digestible sugar used in treatment of chronic constipation & hepatic encephalopathy. It is produced by isomerization of l ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Chemistry: Sucrose is the most common carbohydrate in corn syrup. Sucrose can be converted to glucose in the body during digestion.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Complex chemistry: The correct answer to this involves basic knowledge of carbohydrate biochemistry. Sugar alcohols are hydrogenated forms of carbohydrates. Some simpl ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Depends.: It has been argued that fructose which is found in many fruits is better than glucose. Maybe, but not much. Bananas have virtually no fructose but a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
16 years experience Pediatrics
Cows milk vs soy: Lactaid milk is still cows milk with the same protein, vitamins, and calcium as regular cows milk, and is also lactose free. Soy milk is derived fro ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Potential Cause IBS: Fructose malabsorption arises from bacterial overgrowth in small bowel large intestine has huge number of bacteria, small bowel normally has far less ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and som ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sugar: White sugar is processed, the sugar in fruit is natural and is accompanied by fiber and healthy anit-oxidants which makes it metabolized more slowly t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Hardly any: Partially hydrogenated oils are hazardous becuase they contain toxic trans fats. The amount of trans fats is 50% the amount of partially hydrogenated ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergy/intolerance: Allergy is an over reaction of the immune system to a normally harmless substance while an intolerance usually mean you cannot digest the food properl ... Read More
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