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can the liver convert fructose to glucose and then send the sugar to the muscles?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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3 possibilities: Dietary fructose is metabolized in 3 different ways: can be converted to glucose, can be converted to glycogen (then later broken down to glucose), can be converted into fatty acids.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
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If the liver is low in its storage form of carbohydrate (glycogen), fructose will be used to make glycogen. However, if the liver is replete with glycogen, fructose will be converted to fat and stored in adipose tissue.
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