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Vegetarian may have fructose intolerance


Last updated 7/15/2020 at 1:02pm

DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell me about fructose intolerance and/or malabsorption? Is there a genetic predisposition to this? Can it develop later in life? What are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed? What type of doctor can best make a diagnosis? I’ve read conflicting reports online regarding the breath analysis test. Can it be treated, or must one eliminate foods containing fructose completely from one’s diet?

My father was diagnosed with some sort of fructose problem years ago. I have no other information about his condition as he has since passed away. I have developed some i...

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