LACTOSE is a complex sugar that occurs naturally in mammalian milk. It is a disaccharide consisting of one molecule of glucose and one molecule of galactose. Lactose is digested by an enzyme called lactase, which is produced in the small intestine. In some people, a lack or deficiency of lactase can lead to lactose intolerance, which is ailments such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and nausea after consuming milk or dairy products. For the body, sugar has several important functions. It is the main source of energy for babies and young children who drink breast milk or formula milk. Lactose also plays an important role in the absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, which are essential for building and maintaining healthy bones. In the case of adults, sugar can be an unnecessary additive that causes problems. Sometimes too much of it is found in products such as WPC.
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