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The second is disaccharides, which are just two of these single sugar molecules linked together: sucrose, or table sugar (glucose + fructose); lactose, or milk sugar (glucose + galactose); and maltose, or malt sugar (glucose + glucose). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Can Our Bodies Even Tell the Difference Between Naturally Occurring and Added Sugars?," 24 June 2019 More than 90% of China’s population is deficient in lactase, the enzyme that breaks down the milk sugar lactose in the gut, per a 1984 study. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "How Oatly Plans to Quench China’s Thirst for Milk," 23 July 2019 The ingredients list covers most of a brunch menu with cold press coffee, chicory, maple syrup, oats, milk sugar, and applewood smoked barley. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "This Beer Is Basically an Entire Brunch In a Bottle," 31 Oct. 2016 Small‐scale studies suggest that the strains that move most successfully through nursing into the babies are especially good at breaking down milk sugar and converting compounds in milk into vitamins that babies need. Carl Zimmer, STAT, "Shot through with microbes: How our bodies adapt to a hidden world of bacteria," 30 May 2018 For people who are lactose intolerant—a condition that stems from the lack of a digestive enzyme needed to break down milk sugars—eating dairy can produce gas and bloating, as well as diarrhea, stomachaches and vomiting. Markham Heid, Time, "You Asked: Is It Bad To Eat Foods That Give You Gas?," 18 Apr. 2018 Famous enzymes include lactase, which breaks down milk sugars in those who are lactose tolerant. Ian Haydon, Scientific American, "Enzymes versus Nerve Agents: Designing Antidotes for Chemical Weapons," 11 Apr. 2017 During fermentation, bacteria break down milk sugars including lactase, turning them into acids and easing digestion for those with lactose intolerance. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian, "How Cheese, Wheat and Alcohol Shaped Human Evolution," 7 May 2016

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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