Metabolism of lactose in the human body

Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl. 1994:202:21-5. doi: 10.3109/00365529409091741.

Abstract

The article describes the metabolism of lactose in both normo- and hypolactasia in the human body. Attention is drawn to the differences in lactose tolerance among lactose malabsorbers.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria / metabolism
  • Cattle
  • Fatty Acids / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small / metabolism
  • Intestine, Small / microbiology
  • Lactase
  • Lactose / metabolism*
  • Lactose Intolerance / metabolism
  • beta-Galactosidase / deficiency

Substances

  • Fatty Acids
  • Lactase
  • beta-Galactosidase
  • Lactose