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Can fructose intolerance be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Fructose intolerance is an inherited disease and cannot be prevented, although symptoms can be minimized with a fructose-free diet. If you have a family history of fructose intolerance, you may want to speak with your doctor about genetic testing. If you and your partner carry the gene that causes fructose intolerance, you have a 25 percent chance of passing it to each child.

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