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Do you know of any health concerns related to eating dextrose? Any info would be welcome.


Dextrose is a form of sugar. Eating dextrose (or in other words, eating sugar) may:

  1. Raise the blood sugar level, especially in people with diabetes.
  2. Cause obesity if too much is consumed.
  3. Cause dental problems if dental care isn't adequate.


[Editor's comment: Eating sugar does not cause Type 1 diabetes. JSH.]

Original posting 26 Jul 97


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