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.

Answers distribution

a sugar
a lactic acid
a protein
a process of milk fermentation
answers
flagFinland
90%
5%
2%
2%
40
flagUkraine
69%
19%
4%
6%
66
flagItaly
67%
11%
9%
9%
52
flagthe United Arab Emirates
61%
22%
11%
5%
36
flagNorway
60%
17%
4%
17%
46
flagMalaysia
60%
26%
7%
5%
38
flagPoland
59%
21%
9%
8%
23244
flagthe United Kingdom
58%
17%
11%
11%
717
flagSpain
58%
13%
20%
3%
29
flagthe Netherlands
56%
25%
10%
7%
85
flagPakistan
56%
15%
15%
11%
44
flagIndia
53%
26%
10%
9%
401
flagGermany
53%
23%
10%
12%
277
flagRepublic of Ireland
52%
23%
12%
9%
101
flagFrance
52%
24%
14%
8%
61
flagthe United States
48%
22%
14%
13%
1061
flagAustralia
47%
18%
23%
11%
72
flagCanada
46%
26%
16%
9%
102
flagUnknown
44%
31%
12%
12%
601
flagthe Philippines
41%
31%
9%
15%
51

Gender

men55%
women58%
a sugar
55%
58%
a lactic acid
23%
21%
a protein
10%
11%
a process of milk fermentation
9%
8%

Details

Author: Kasia
Illustration: Steven Depolo
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.