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What is the difference between sugar and alcohol sugar?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Sugar alcohol?

Sugars are simple carbohydrates-single or double sugars.
Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, maltitol, etc. Are naturally occurring compounds poorly digested by humans, but fermented by normal gut bacteria. Non nutritive, but sweet tasting. Can cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea when taken in excess. Listed as "sugar alcohol" on "nutrition facts" of packaging.

In brief: Sugar alcohol?

Sugars are simple carbohydrates-single or double sugars.
Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, maltitol, etc. Are naturally occurring compounds poorly digested by humans, but fermented by normal gut bacteria. Non nutritive, but sweet tasting. Can cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea when taken in excess. Listed as "sugar alcohol" on "nutrition facts" of packaging.
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