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Preliminary Analysis of Dietary Sugar Consumption During Pregnancy Using a Potential Biomarker of Urinary Fructose Excretion Open Access


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Urinary biomarker
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University of Alberta
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Dahlawi, Doaa H
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Bell, Rhonda (Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science)
Examining committee member and department
Mager, Diana( Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science),Pediatrics, Alberta Diabetes Institute,
Vine,Donna (Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science)
Robson, Paula ( Research Scientist, Cancer Care, Alberta Health Services and Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Human Nutrition, Dept of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
Nutrition & Metabolism
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Master of Science
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A 24 hour urinary fructose excretion correlates with total sugar intakes. However, whether or not a random (“spot”) urinary fructose measurement is a reliable biomarker of fructose intake is not known. This study was done to determine the extent to which it is possible to estimate fructose intake in women using a biomarker of urinary fructose. Pregnant women were recruited from the Sweet Moms project (n=135) and provided a spot urine sample. Urinary fructose was enzymatically measured using a kit for measuring glucose and fructose. No correlation between fructose concentrations in urine sample and the fructose consumption in pregnant women. A validation study was performed on non pregnant women (n=9) after four hours to examine the validity of a urinary biomarker. Fructose excretion by non-pregnant women was positively associated with fructose ingestion. Fructose intake in pregnant women continues to be difficult to measure with currently available biomarkers.
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