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are sugar alcohols safe

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Wine is made from grapes which are a source of frutose. Once the fructose is fermented it turns into alcohol. Most alcohols come from sugar and once ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: sugar alcohols end in 0H, which puts them in the category of alcohols in general. But the drinking alcohol is ethanol and that is different from the s ... Read More

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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Diarrhea: They often cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Eating foods containing sugar alcohols can cause particular GI distress to those susceptible. If eaten i ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it co ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Sorbitol: Does not affect diabetes.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it co ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Complex chemistry: The correct answer to this involves basic knowledge of carbohydrate biochemistry. Sugar alcohols are hydrogenated forms of carbohydrates. Some simpl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Worse than sugar: Alcohol is a poison that damages your brain, liver, pancreas, gonads, GI tract and makes you prone to getting cancer. Alcohol never did anybody any go ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Erythritol is ideal : Sugar alcohols vary. Some have almost the same effect on blood sugar as regular sugar (maltitol). This is called glycemic index. Erythritol has the l ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Alcohol is a carbohydrate and will raise your blood sugar.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
16 years experience Endocrinology
Different molecules: Sugar is a sugar and sugar alcohols have an alcohol moiety on the end of it. This causes it to taste sweet but not raise the blood sugar but studies ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Yes it well: have an effect,since sugar and alcohol turn into carbohydrates when digested.
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