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If i'm not lactose intolerant, is lactose good for me?
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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: Sort of...
Lactose, also called "milk sugar" is the main carbohydrate found in milk.
Even though it's a sugar & provides calories, its flavor is somewhat bland so it is used extensively by the pharmaceutical industry as a filler in pills. Lactose makes up between 2-8% of cow's milk by weight, so any food that contains milk will have lactose as well. Purified lactose is a high-calorie additive in some diets.

In brief: Sort of...
Lactose, also called "milk sugar" is the main carbohydrate found in milk.
Even though it's a sugar & provides calories, its flavor is somewhat bland so it is used extensively by the pharmaceutical industry as a filler in pills. Lactose makes up between 2-8% of cow's milk by weight, so any food that contains milk will have lactose as well. Purified lactose is a high-calorie additive in some diets.
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lactose
Lactose is a sugar carbohydrate found in dairy products that our body breaks down to use for energy and store for future energy needs.

In brief: Lactose
Lactose is a sugar carbohydrate found in dairy products that our body breaks down to use for energy and store for future energy needs.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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