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What Is Fructose Intolerance?  Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

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You thought you were doing the healthy thing by making a fruit smoothie. But now your stomach is screaming. Could fructose intolerance be the culprit?

Fructose is a simple sugar. It’s naturally found in fruits and some vegetables. For people with fructose intolerance, an innocent wedge of watermelon or handful of raisins can be a total day wrecker.

“Fructose intolerance is defined by a constellation of symptoms including flatulence, bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain,” says gastroenterologist Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD. In other words, it stinks. Find out if fructose intolerance could be causing your discomfort.

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