Sugar intake and fungal infection with candida

Fungal infection with the yeast candida is a common complication within healthcare, especially of elderly people. A particularly susceptible group is patients with diabetes, a disease characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

Question

Does reduced sugar intake decrease the risk for candida infection according to scientific studies?

SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Inquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.

Published: 5/8/2017
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Search term(s)

Yeast Diet

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