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Doctor insights on: Lactose Monohydrate Intolerance

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Does the chemical lactose monohydrate contribute to obesity?

Does the chemical lactose monohydrate contribute to obesity?

In Large Quantities: -ose means sugar. Lactose is the sugar in milk, a 2 sugar molecule of galactose attached to glucose. Though debated, for over a century there has been significant evidence that ingested sugars converted to fat within the liver is a major driver of visceral obesity and cardiovascular disease. See: nusi.Org. However, it is still a quantity and balance issue, so intake quantity & handling remain key. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What causes lactose intolerance?

What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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What are effects of lactose intolerance?

Gas, bloating, cramp: Gas, bloating and cramps are most common. Diarrhea is much less common. ...Read more

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What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is due to a deficiency of lactase, which is the intestinal enzyme that helps you digest lactose. ...Read more

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How should you describe to someone what lactose intolerance is?

How should you describe to someone what lactose intolerance is?

Lactose deficiency: Lactose intolerance = lactase deficiency. Lactase is the enzyme that digests lactose. The more severe your deficiency the less milk it will take to give you symptoms. ...Read more

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May ferriprive anaemia be linked to lactose intolerance?

May ferriprive anaemia be linked to lactose intolerance?

No: I don't know what ferriprive anemia is but presume that it is from low ferritin (iron). Lactose intolerance is specific to lactose and has no bearing on your anemia. ...Read more

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Have scientists found varying levels of lactose intolerance?

Have scientists found varying levels of lactose intolerance?

Yes: As with most conditions, some people have mild occasional symptoms if they consume a lot of milk, while others have more severe symptoms even with small amounts of milk or milk products. Using lactaid milk and other products helps by supplying the missing enzyme needed to properly digest milk sugar (lactose). ...Read more