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what are the functions of lactose in the body

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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Laactaid pills: Lactose intolerant means you can't tolerate the sugar in milk. You can take lactaid pills to replace the missing enzyme in your diet. If you have food ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tolerance level: We can sometimes get away w/a low level of a food or other substance we are sensitive to. When it reaches a certain level in the body we have symptom ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Diggs
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Lactose intolerance : Sometimes after a gastrointestinal illness( usually viral or inflammatory- mild crohn's)the cells lining the intestinal tract become damaged and stop ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly not: Its a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lacto ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Proteins: They are the building blocks in the body. Play role formation of enzymes , DNA , tissue repair and maintainence, hormones, antibodies formation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Lots: Fiber is dietary, not digested and can act as laxative and contribute to a healthier digestive system. Lipids have many functions including structure, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
CA and K: Too many to describe here. Too much will kill and too little will kill. Go to wikipedia for good discussion of each.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolism: Vitamins can act as enzymes, factors, co factors and substrates to provide the needed "parts" so that your "machinery" works.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There are more than three types. See this site for a start. All of these are important for defense of the body. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/co ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Many: Hydratiion , electrolyte balance, and waste removal just to mention a few.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Major systems: Great wikipedia question.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
See below: carbohydrate intolerant folk gain in belly butt and thighs..it is genetic for them
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin: is a barrier to infection, it is the outermost covering of the body.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
39 years experience General Practice
Divalent Cation: Calcium is necessary to make bones and teeth, but even plants require calcium because it is the mineral that neutralizes the phosphates on Adenosine t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: The kidneys are in the small of the back on either side of the spine and they help in eliminating waste and regulating salt and water balance and vari ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: But we all differ in detail so the particular disease might be genetic risk.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably nothing: In 1930 hh donally reported an eloquent experiment in lactating women demonstrating that in virtually all normal persons undigested protein enters the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Mitochondria: Please go online to "Wikipedia" and type in mitochondria. This will help you understand.. There are other similar articles on the web.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Energy: carbohydrates are broken down to be used for energy in the body. In their simplest form, glucose, they help produce energy for metabolism
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on what you call a part. You could use these however - 1. Stomach, 2. Small Intestine 3. large intestine 4. gallbladder 5. pancreas 6. live ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Isoflavones are: antioxidants.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Many: The nervous system is very complex and courses through our entire body. The brain and spinal cord are the main parts of the central nervous system. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Well,: There are two places where gases are exchanged, one in the lungs an one at tissue levels. In both cases oxygen (o2) and carbon dioxide (co2) are excha ... Read More
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