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A 39-year-old male asked:

Is fructose the same as sugar? i have heard sugar is inflammatory at a cellular level but glucose is not? is this true?

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Dr. William Schmidt
A Verified Doctoranswered
56 years experience
Depends: Fructose is a product formed in the metabolism of glucose. They are both 6 carbon high energy sugars.
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