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Lactose (Overview)

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 absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose galactose is called lactas.


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Does mayo have lactose?

Does mayo have lactose?

Mayo: In general most mayo preparation do not contain lactose. There are some brands however, that do contain lactose so check labels. ...Read more

Lactose (Overview)

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 absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose galactose is called lactas.


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What foods contain lactose?

What foods contain lactose?

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 products use milk as an ingredient, so these too have lactose in addition many medicines contain lactose as well used as a "filler". Read labels looking for milk as an ingredient. ...Read more

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Is there lactose in butter?

Is there lactose in butter?

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 little butter in their diet. You can experiment with your own degree of tolerance. ...Read more

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Are lactose-free products still considered dairy?

Technically yes: Lactose-free products usually still contain milk (dairy) but just the lactose has been taken out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lactose?

What is the definition or description of: lactose?

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 absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose galactose is called lactas. ...Read more

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How do you feed a child that is lactose intolorant.?

How do you feed a child that is lactose intolorant.?

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.Rochester.Edu/childrens-hospital/nutrition/lactose-free.Cfm lactose intolerant persons (over age 3 years) can always take lactaid chewables or tablets with any meals or snacks that contain lactose. ...Read more

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Can people who are lactose intolorent eat frozen yogurt?

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, cramps, loose stool. Can always take lactase tabs beforehand; eat as part of a mixed meal helps too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become intollerent to lactose late in life?

Is it possible to become intollerent to lactose late in life?

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 deficiency can be genetic or aquired and induced by the envoienment. ...Read more

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Will something bad happen to me if I stop eating lactose entirely?

Will something bad happen to me if I stop eating lactose entirely?

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 for energy. If your body lacks the enzyme to break down lactose to its component sugars the you are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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