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What will happen if you drink a lactose free milk even though you're not lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Nothing

Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose, which can be absorbed without further enzymatic action in the intestine.
It will not hurt you in any way to drink lactose-free milk. There is also no particular advantage unless you are lactose-intolerant.

In brief: Nothing

Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose, which can be absorbed without further enzymatic action in the intestine.
It will not hurt you in any way to drink lactose-free milk. There is also no particular advantage unless you are lactose-intolerant.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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