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Explain diffence between d-glucose and d-fructose?
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Slight differences
Glucose, fructose and galactose are all three dietary monosaccharides.
The d (or dextro rotary) isomer of each is the one found naturally in nature. There chemical structures are similar, but slightly different. Both have 4 calories/gram ingested. There is disagreement on whether they exert different effects after ingestion. Both are "empty" calores with no nutrition.

In brief: Slight differences
Glucose, fructose and galactose are all three dietary monosaccharides.
The d (or dextro rotary) isomer of each is the one found naturally in nature. There chemical structures are similar, but slightly different. Both have 4 calories/gram ingested. There is disagreement on whether they exert different effects after ingestion. Both are "empty" calores with no nutrition.
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