Lactose intolerance is a frequent reason to avoid milk and dairy products. What is lactose?

a sugar
a lactic acid
a protein
a process of milk fermentation
Lactose is a dis­ac­cha­ride sugar that makes up around 2-8% of milk. Lactose in­tol­er­ance is not an allergy. It is the in­abil­i­ty to digest lactose due to in­suf­fi­cient levels of lactase, the enzyme that me­tab­o­lizes lactose into glucose and galac­tose.

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a sugar
a lactic acid
a protein
a process of milk fermentation
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flagFinland
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4%
2%
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42
flagUkraine
68%
22%
3%
5%
76
flagthe United Arab Emirates
66%
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11%
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flagItaly
65%
12%
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9%
55
flagthe Netherlands
62%
23%
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flagMalaysia
60%
25%
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7%
40
flagthe United Kingdom
59%
17%
10%
12%
814
flagPoland
58%
21%
9%
9%
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flagNorway
58%
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8%
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flagPakistan
57%
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flagGermany
55%
22%
9%
11%
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flagIndia
52%
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10%
9%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
51%
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11%
10%
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flagFrance
51%
24%
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9%
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flagthe United States
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1119
flagAustralia
46%
17%
25%
11%
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flagCanada
44%
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flagUnknown
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flagthe Philippines
38%
30%
12%
17%
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Gender

men52%
women58%
a sugar
52%
58%
a lactic acid
25%
21%
a protein
11%
11%
a process of milk fermentation
10%
8%

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