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A 39-year-old male asked:

Is sugar inflammatory at the cellular level? what about glucose? what about natural sugars in fruits and vegetables? thx

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
Glucose: Glucose is inflammatory only if it circulates excessively in blood with high blood sugar levels. Glucose itself is not inflammatory. Sucrose is not absorbed. It has to be broken down. Natural sugars, such as fructose, can be fattening and inflammatory.
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