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A white crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in milk, that may be hydrolyzed to yield glucose and galactose. Refined lactose obtained from whey is used in infant foods, bakery products, confections, and pharmaceuticals as a diluent and excipient. Also called milk sugar .
Scientists continue to study the benefits of probiotics on the human body, but preliminary research shows that probiotics may aid digestion, reduce inflammation and bloating, and even ease symptoms of lactose intolerance and other maladies.
Parents must guard the health of a child who is lactose intolerant by carefully managing the child's diet to avoid foods that will result in symptoms while providing foods that contain necessary nutrients for the child's health and growth.
This test is not administered to infants and very young children because of the risk of dehydration from drinking the lactose-containing liquid, which can cause diarrhea in those who are lactose intolerant, resulting in dehydration.
Using the liquid form of lactase enzymes, children can add a few drops in their milk, put the milk in the refrigerator and drink it after 24 hours, when the lactase enzymes have reduced the lactose content by 70 percent.
Lactose is thus found to be glucosido-galactose and melibiose a galactosido-glucose.