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Health Tip: If You Have Fructose Intolerance

Health Tip: If You Have Fructose Intolerance

11/25/10

(HealthDay News) -- Fructose is a natural sugar found in many foods, and it's added to many others. Some people have trouble digesting fructose -- a condition called fructose intolerance.

The American Gastroenterological Association suggests how to help manage fructose intolerance:

  • Limit intake of dried fruits, fresh fruits and fruit juices.
  • Limit high fructose corn syrup, found in sodas and other drinks.
  • Keep a food diary, logging what you ate and any symptoms. This will help determine how much fructose you can safely handle.
  • Limit drinking alcohol.
  • Limit consumption of honey.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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