The small intestine, not the liver, is the first stop for processing fructose

A new study in mice challenges assumptions of how the body metabolizes this type of sugar

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SWEET TOOTH  Sucrose, or table sugar, is made from a mixture of fructose and glucose. The body handles these two sugar molecules differently, but new research in mice suggests the small intestine helps the liver by taking the first crack at metabolizing fructose.

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