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Encyclopedia > Fructose malabsorption

Fructose malabsorption is a condition in which the fructose carrier in enterocytes is deficient. Symptoms and medical tests are similar as in lactose intolerance. This condition is common in patients with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. An appropriate diet can help. A small proportion of patients with both fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance suffers from coeliac disease. Fructose is a simple sugar (monosaccharide) found in many foods and one of the three most important blood sugars along with glucose and galactose. ... Enterocytes are epithelial cells of the superficial layer of the small and large bowel tissue. ... Coeliac disease (also called celiac disease, non-tropical sprue, c(o)eliac sprue and gluten intolerance) is an autoimmune disorder characterised by damage to all or part of the villi lining the small intestine. ...

This is not to be confused with fructose intolerance, an inherited condition in which the liver enzymes that break fructose up are deficient. Fructose intolerance is a hereditary condition due to a deficiency of liver enzymes that metabolise fructose. ...

Fructose malabsorption is also called dietary fructose intolerance. University of Iowa - Health Care has more information about this disorder.[1] (http://www.uihc.uiowa.edu/FRUCTOSE/INDEX.HTM)

See also: Gastroenterology Gastroenterology or Gastrology might be better described as the field of digestive diseases, which are traditionally separated by anatomic or functional category. ...

Health science - Medicine - Gastroenterology
Diseases of the esophagus - stomach
Halitosis - Nausea - Vomiting - GERD - Achalasia - Esophageal cancer - Esophageal varices - Peptic ulcer - Abdominal pain - Stomach cancer - Functional dyspepsia
Diseases of the liver - pancreas - gallbladder - biliary tree
Hepatitis - Cirrhosis - NASH - PBC - PSC - Budd-Chiari syndrome - Hepatocellular carcinoma - Pancreatitis - Pancreatic cancer - Gallstones - Cholecystitis
Diseases of the small intestine
Peptic ulcer - Intussusception - Malabsorption (e.g. celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption, Whipple's disease) - Lymphoma
Diseases of the colon
Diarrhea - Appendicitis - Diverticulitis - Diverticulosis - IBD (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis) - Irritable bowel syndrome - Constipation - Colorectal cancer - Hirschsprung's disease - Pseudomembranous colitis

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Fructose malabsorption (988 words)
Fructose malabsorption or Dietary Fructose Intolerance is a dietary disability of the small intestine in which the fructose carrier in enterocytes is deficient.
Fructose Malabsorption is not to be confused with Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI), a hereditary condition in which the liver enzymes that break up fructose are deficient.
In the large intestine the unabsorbed fructose osmotically reduces the absorption of water and is metabolized by normal colonic bacteria to short chain fatty acids and the gases hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane.
fructose - Encyclopedia.com (1134 words)
fructose, levulose, or fruit sugar, simple sugar found in honey and in the fruit and other parts of plants.
Glucose and fructose are formed in equal amounts when sucrose is hydrolyzed by the enzyme invertase or by heating with dilute acid; the resulting equimolar mixture of fructose and glucose, called invert sugar, is the major component of honey.
Fructose reacts with Fehling's solution and can be differentiated from glucose by its reaction with lime water to form a water-insoluble precipitate, calcium fructosate.
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