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Maltose: 3 Research-Backed Side-Effects

Maltose is a sugar called disaccharide.

There are side effects of consuming maltose. After a meal or a food with maltose will glucose release appears so rapidly that the body can have trouble taking care of it. It leads to insulin spikes which have a negative impact on your health. This can lead to diabetes, early aging, and possibly cancer.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of maltose that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about maltose named What Is Maltose? if you're interested in learning more.

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Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Maltose

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of maltose.

1. Blood Sugar

Maltose - Blood Sugar

About this claim

Blood sugar is the amount of glucose present in your blood. Every time you eat, your blood sugar fluctuates. Research is telling us that some foods and nutrients can affect your blood sugar negatively. They can spike your blood sugar, keeping your levels high. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to long-term, serious health problems.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 25 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Cancer

Maltose - Cancer

About this claim

Cancer is when abnormal cells divide without control in your body, making you ill. Research shows that some nutrients might affect you negatively when it comes to cancer prevention or treatment.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 53 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

3. Diabetes And Insulin Resistance

Maltose - Diabetes And Insulin Resistance

About this claim

Diabetes and insulin resistance are both medical conditions. According to research, some nutrients raise your glucose levels, which are bad for you, especially if you have diabetes or are insulin resistant.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 23 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!