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Is there an alternate source of sugar for patients on a galactose-free diet?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Table sugar

Sucrose, simple table sugar derived from sugar beets or sugar cane, is digested to glucose and fructose.
Sucrose contains no galactose. Fructose is the simple sugar found in most fruits. Lactose, the sugar found in dairy products, is digested to glucose & galactose. You will need to avoid all dairy products.

In brief: Table sugar

Sucrose, simple table sugar derived from sugar beets or sugar cane, is digested to glucose and fructose.
Sucrose contains no galactose. Fructose is the simple sugar found in most fruits. Lactose, the sugar found in dairy products, is digested to glucose & galactose. You will need to avoid all dairy products.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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