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A 39-year-old male asked:
Does your body process different sugars differently (eg. glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, etc.)?
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Dr. David Sneidanswered
Endocrinology 43 years experience
With minor: Differences, your body can easily metabolize any sugar. Glucose, fructose and galactose are all simple sugars or monosaccharides. Sucrose, maltose and lactose are all compound sugars or disaccharides. Sucrose is formed as a combination of a molecule of glucose and one of fructose, and they are broken apart by enzymes. All are equal to 4 calories / gram.
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