Researchers at Medical University of Graz, Austria conducted a study to evaluate the impact fructose malabsorption has on other chronic
illnesses. In particular the study focused on whether patient’s with fructose malabsorption might have an increase in the incidence of respiratory and urogenital tract infections, inflammation of the skin, dyspepsia and heartburn. The hydrogen breath test was used to diagnose fructose malabsorption and a questionnaire used to assess the presence of the other conditions. The results were that patient’s with positive hydrogen breath tests scores were twice as likely to have the other health conditions. However, a follow up three year evaluation showed that a fructose restricted diet was effective in
reducing these concurrent illnesses.
Ref: The Open Gastroenterology Journal, 2012, 6, 1-7