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sugar substitute

Any of a group of carbohydrates (e.g., fructose, sorbitol and xylitol) which are of potential use as replacements for the usual dietary sugars—glucose and sucrose—in diabetics, as such substitutes do not require insulin for certain steps in their metabolism. However, the efficacy of sugar substitutes in reducing serum glucose is suboptimal, as the diabetic liver converts a significant portion of fructose and its metabolites into glucose.

sugar substitute

Nutrition Any of a group of carbohydrates–eg, fructose, sorbitol and xylitol, which are of potential use as replacements for the usual dietary sugars–glucose and sucrose in diabetics, as these molecules do not require insulin for certain steps in their metabolism; the efficacy of SSs in DM is less than optimal, since the diabetic liver converts a significant portion of fructose and its metabolites into glucose. See Artificial sweeteners, Aspartame, Cyclamates.
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After launching sweetening process, dehydration and boosting pressure units will be launched quickly in order to transfer processed gas to national gas grid for consumption, Zahiri concluded.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has attained self-sufficiency in meetings its needs to gas sweetening tools, systems and equipment, an Iranian official said Sunday, adding that the country now ranks fifth in the world in this field.