Sorbitol intolerance in adults. Prevalence and pathogenesis on two continents.


The prevalence and pathogenesis of sorbitol intolerance in adults have not been adequately studied. On oral administration of sorbitol (10 g), 32% of the 124 healthy adults (41 in the U.S.A., 83 in India) developed abdominal symptoms. The orocecal transit time, measured in Asian Indian volunteers by breath hydrogen (H2) analysis, was significantly shorter… (More)