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Fructose Malabsorption is Less Prevalent in Obese Children

Researchers in Germany studied 628 children for the prevalence of fructose malabsorption as it related to obesity.  Out of this group 48% were identified as having fructose malabsorption by the hydrogen breath test.  Interestingly, obese children had a significantly lower incidence of fructose malabsorption as compared to normal weight children.  It may be that the […]

Fructose Malabsorption in Children

Fructose malabsorption is very common problem in children.  Its prevalence has resulted in many people referring to the condition as “apple juice diarrhea”.  Unfortunately, there is a lack of understanding of the etiology of this condition.  Some researchers speculate that the fructose transporter GLUT5 is under developed in children.  Researchers in Australia have recently published […]

Fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance study

Swiss researchers conducted a study to determine the prevalence of fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance in patients with symptoms of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID).  The study enrolled 1,372 patients with FGID.  Each subject was given a hydrogen breath test to assess for fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance.  The result was that 51% of this group […]

Fructose Malabsorption in African Americans

Researchers at the University of Southern California have noted that both Hispanics and African Americans have a diet high in fructose containing beverages.  African Americans have a much higher incidence of fructose malabsorption than Hispanics as assessed using the hydrogen breath test.  Interestingly, African Americans have a much lower rate of fatty liver disease suggesting […]

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Researchers in France have concluded from their study that there may be a link between intestinal permeability problems and food processing. Intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome, maybe the cause for allergies and gastrointestinal distress.  Leaky gut is found in common disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.  The researchers concluded that intestinal permeability […]

Could Lactose Intolerance be All in Your Head?

Many people connect gastric distress with the consumption of dairy products and assume they are lactose intolerant.  However, a research study conducted in Milan, Italy suggests that only one-third actually have lactose intolerance.  In the study, 102 subjects with self-reported lactose intolerance were tested using the hydrogen breath test which is used to diagnose the […]

Kids eat and drink way too much added sugar

A new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has again sent out the alarm to parents about the unhealthy levels of added sugar consumed by kids.  According to the CDC, boys consume an average of 361 calories and girls an average of 282 calories worth of added sugar every day!  […]

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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