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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It shouldn't: Sugar free maple syrup is a concoction of chemicals, and since there is no natural sugars in it, it should not contribule to bacterial acid production ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Check: Check it to see if there are any acids in it , such as citric or phosphoric. If so, then it can help break down teeth
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Maple syrup is almost entirely sucrose. When maple syrup stays on the teeth and breaks down, you've got sugar on your teeth.
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Digestion: sugars are acted upon by digestive enzymes in the intestines that breaks them down to single sugars such as glucose and fructose which are then absorb ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Medical Physiology: Your question, while fine, if just beyond the scope of this simple medical advice app. The answer to your question would take up a whole text book. P ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this ... Read More
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Dr. Yousuf Siddiqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs physicial: This may be true hypoglycemia (very rare) or a multitude of different causes. Get a STAT blood sugar when you are feeling tired and exhausted. If th ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It will be healthful: Lowering sugar intake has many health benefits especially if you are over weight or have any lipid disorders. It will make you lose some weight and he ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Meglin
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
Diabetes: Low blood sugar often results in a sympathetic nervous system outpouring. Sweating, feeling faint, tremulousness, anxiety, irritability...what i call ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
20 years experience Family Medicine
Better = ?: Glycemic index (GI) is how fast a food raises your blood sugar, i.e. the glucose level in your blood. Sucrose has a lower GI than glucose, AND sucros ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Check blood sugar: Most people who think they have low blood sugar actually do not have low blood sugar when checked. The symptoms could be due to overexcitement, too m ... Read More

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