Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 143–151 | Cite as

Mineral balances in humans as affected by fructose, high fructose corn syrup and sucrose

  • Rao Ivaturi
  • Constance Kies
Article

Abstract

The utilization of selected minerals when sugars were supplemented to basal diets was investigated in two separate, laboratory-controlled human feeding studies. Fructose-fed subjects had higher fecal excretions of iron and magnesium than did subjects fed sucrose. Apparent iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc balances tended to be less positive during the fructose feeding period as compared to balances during the sucrose feeding period. Conversely, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) did not affect the mineral balances when compared to sucrose feeding. Subjects fed fructose experienced diarrhea which possibly decreased absorption of minerals and thus increased fecal mineral losses. No such adverse effects were noticed when HFCS was fed.

Key words

Sugars high-fructose corn syrup mineral bioutilization mineral availability sugars and mineral interactions 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rao Ivaturi
    • 1
  • Constance Kies
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Home EconomicsIndiana State UniversityTerre HauteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nutritional Science and Hospitality ManagementUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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