If I have fructose intolerance, can I process other sugars?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Fructose intolerance is a disorder that limits your body's ability to process fructose. Other kinds of sugars, such as lactose, may or may not be processed efficiently by your body depending on other conditions. To avoid symptoms, doctors usually recommend that you avoid foods containing both fructose and sucrose if you have fructose intolerance.

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