Intestinal absorption of fructose in the rat.

  title={Intestinal absorption of fructose in the rat.},
  author={Tomohiko Fujisawa and Jacques Riby and Norman Kretchmer},
  volume={101 2},
The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanisms involved in intestinal absorption of fructose. The results indicate that adult rats readily absorbed 0.4 g of fructose, an amount equivalent to 1.4-1.6 g fructose/kg body wt. Acute malabsorption of fructose occurred with doses greater than 0.6 g (2.1-2.4 g/kg body wt). Continued exposure to dietary fructose resulted in a decrease in the evidence of colonic fermentation. Glucose or galactose administered with fructose enhanced the… CONTINUE READING