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Fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance study

by mbaker on April 16, 2013

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 tested positive for lactose intolerance and 45% tested positive for fructose malabsorption.  Interestingly non-gastrointestinal symptoms were common in patients with lactose intolerance.

Ref: Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2013 April 9

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