Fructose malabsorption can disrupt the balance of gut microbiota, leading to dysbiosis characterized by changes in the composition and function of gut bacteria. Dysbiosis may involve an overgrowth of certain bacteria capable of fermenting fructose, as well as a reduction in beneficial bacteria that help maintain gut health…. Read More »

Fructose intolerance can exacerbate symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in susceptible individuals, particularly women. The fermentation of undigested fructose by colonic bacteria produces gas and short-chain fatty acids, contributing to abdominal distension, pain, and altered bowel habits characteristic of IBS…. Read More »

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