July 28, 2009 8:48am CST
Has anyone here been diagnosed or know anyone with Fructose Intolerance? I have been diagnose and am finding it quite hard. If you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated. I am also celiac.
• United States
28 Jul 09
Do you mean Fructose malabsorption? Formerly inappropriately named "dietary fructose intolerance"which is a digestive disorder of the small intestine in which the fructose carrier in enterocytes is deficient. This problem results in the concentration of fructose in the entire intestine to be increased. Fructose malabsorption is found in approximately 30-40% of the population of Central Europe, with about half of the affected individuals exhibiting symptoms. There is no known cure, but an appropriate diet will help. Principle of diet in frucose malabsorption is in avoiding: Fructose-rich foods or any fructose-containing food in large amount Foods with high fructose-to-glucose ratio (Glucose enhances absorption of fructose, so fructose from foods with fructose-to-glucose ratio 1 (like apples and pears) are often problematic, regardless of actual amount of fructose in the food) Foods with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) Foods rich in sorbitol Foods rich in fructans or other FODMAPs (problematic only in some persons with FM) Depending upon the sufferer's sensitivity to fructose, small amounts of problem foods could be eaten (especially when they are not the main ingredient of a meal). Foods with a high glucose content actually help sufferers absorb fructose.