milk sugar


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milk sugar:

see lactoselactose
or milk sugar,
white crystalline disaccharide (see carbohydrate). It has the same empirical formula (C12H22O11) as sucrose (cane sugar) and maltose but differs from both in structure (see isomer).
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milk sugar

[′milk ‚shu̇g·ər]
(biochemistry)
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However, like the estimated 30 to 50 million other Americans who are lactose intolerant(2), Santa Claus can no longer digest the milk sugars found in dairy and often experiences unpleasant side effects as a result.
Lactaid milk, which has had some of its milk sugar removed and is low in lactose, may not cause problems.
Lactase is the enzyme necessary to break down milk sugar into assimilable foi-m.
Then there was the possibility that it was not the protein to which the child was sensitive, but the milk sugar, lactose.
In fact, 212 mg of Vasomax's total 400 mg tablet is lactose, commonly known as milk sugar.
Determining whether this milk sugar has some redeeming qualities-for example in facilitating defense against dangerous intestinal pathogens-will require further studies.
The new LACTAID(TM) Eggnog, the only dairy-based lactose-free Eggnog available, uses a traditional recipe, but simply adds the lactase enzyme that breaks down the milk sugar or lactose that may cause unpleasant symptoms.
Authentic milk sugar is added to the boil, and the stout is given a maturation time of three weeks.
Milk sugar (lactose) is the one natural extrinsic sugar that is the exception to this rule.
Galactose is a simple sugar derived from the breakdown of the milk sugar lactose.
For Americans who may experience lactose intolerance, a condition that refers to the inability to digest the milk sugar lactose, the Dietary Guidelines Report recommends that "the most reliable and easiest ways to derive the health benefits associated with milk and milk product consumption is to choose alternatives within the milk food group, such as yogurt or lactose-free milk, or to consume the enzyme lactase prior to the consumption of milk products.
Galactose forms in the small intestine when people consume dairy products containing the milk sugar lactose.