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Everything you need to know about lactose intolerance

What is Lactose? Lactose, the sugar found in dairy products, is digested by the lactase enzyme. Lactase is produced in the small intestine and is responsible for breaking down lactose into two smaller and more readily absorbable sugars – glucose and galactose. Most mammals produce high levels of the lactase enzyme as infants, and then lactase …

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