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1) Describe how starch is digested to glucose in the small intestine

2) Explain how the presence of undigested lactose leads to discomfort
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Idk why you need help with these questions tbh... but here we go:
1) Amylase hydrolyses starch to disaccharide, maltose and then maltase breaks down maltose to monosaccharide, glucose. (2 glucose mols)
2) Read about lactose intolerance
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(Original post by abdivelli)
1) Describe how starch is digested to glucose in the small intestine

2) Explain how the presence of undigested lactose leads to discomfort
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Im doing A2 so from what i can remember (Q2)

If lactose isnt hydrolysed (mainly due to the absence of lactase, the enzyme: 'lactose intolerance') the bacteria on the epithelium of the intestines ferment the lactose, which i think produces a lot of gas and caused the discomfort. Hope i helped


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