Lactase is an enzyme that breaks down the complex carbohydrate lactose into glucose and galactose, which can be digested by the body. Lactose is found primarily in dairy products. What would most likely happen to a person who had a shortage of lactase?
a The person would develop an allergy for dairy products b The persons pancreas would not be able to regulate the body's blood glucose level c The person would not be able to digest any carbohydrates d The person would be unable to fully digest dairy products

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2015-10-23T20:56:10+08:00
The answer is d) The person would be unable to fully digest dairy products (or lactose).
   As you said, lactase is an enzyme that breaks down lactose, to produce the sugars glucose and galactose. So if a person don't have enough lactase produced, he/she would not be able to digest any source of lactose well.
 
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