19 Jun Fructose Malabsorption in Children
A study was conducted on 222 children who had unexplained abdominal pain alone or associated with constipation, bloating, gas and diarrhea. Each child took a hydrogen breath test for fructose malabsorption. In this cohort, 121 or 54.5% tested positive for fructose malabsorption. These children then placed on a low-fructose diet. Using a standard pain scale 76.9% of the children reported resolution of symptoms as a result of the new diet.
Ref: J. Pediatr Gastroeneterol Nutr 2014 April http://1.usa.gov/1e4ziuM