How do sugar-free foods affect digestion?

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F. Michael Gloth, III
Geriatric Medicine
Sorbitol is commonly used as a cathartic to induce a bowel movement; it is commonly found in sugar-free products, from candy to snowball cones.

Many people who change their diets in an attempt to lose weight switch to sugar-free products, resulting in symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea. In reality, these symptoms are related to the consumption of sorbitol.
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