Dietary Fructose and Gastrointestinal Symptoms: A Review

  title={Dietary Fructose and Gastrointestinal Symptoms: A Review},
  author={Suzanne M. Skoog and Adil E. Bharucha},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
It has been proposed that fructose may cause or aggravate symptoms in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. Fructose is commonly used to sweeten processed foods, and the prevalence of incomplete fructose absorption (25 g, 10%) in healthy subjects is as high as 50%. The only controlled study that has been performed did not demonstrate a higher prevalence of fructose-induced gastrointestinal symptoms or incomplete fructose absorption in patients with functional gastrointestinal… 

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