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Roughly half of the calories in bananas come from equal amounts of glucose and fructose, and will be quickly absorbed.
But still, fruit (even whole or dried) breaks down into two types of sugar: glucose and fructose.
Fructose and glucose are combined in sucrose, table sugar.
Another study found that consumption of drinks sweetened with sucrose and fructose can lead to weight gain, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Normally, anoxia causes a buildup of fructose that damages tissue, but the naked mole rat is able to convert that buildup into useable fuel.
Though fructose is usually toxic, people metabolize it in the kidney and liver.
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Definition of fructose for English Language Learners
: a very sweet kind of sugar that is found in fruit juices and honey
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