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Fructose is fruit sugar. The sugar you are thinking of is table sugar or sucrose. However, malabsorption from fructose is a problem separate from IBS, although it might be somewhat common in the general population. Sucrose malabsorption appears to be rare.
 

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Christiana, there are many, many triggers to IBS and foods may sometimes be the culprit, but its important to understand its a much bigger picture then foods, so sugar could be a trigger for a person one time, or maybe even a lot of times and then it needs to be eliminated, but it just depends on the person that day and a whole lot of other things going on within that person that specific day.Sugar may be a trigger sometimes by causing excess gas as bacteria feed of of it and the gas then becomes bothersome, because the nerves in the gut are pressure sensitive and most IBSers feel pain at lower thresholds in the gut then normal people do. Or it may effect the nervous system perhaps and trigger it that way.With that said I know a lot of people who have eaten that cake and loved it and were fine. So its completely individual if eating it or any food will bother you. Some foods have good reasons to trigger and IBS attack and sometimes its not even the food itself, but how much of it you eat at one time, how much you ate that day, ect, even how your mental state was when you ate it, or how big the portion is of any given food. I bet you like the cake really and it is pretty IBS safe all in all.
 
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