Widely used food additive promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, research shows

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015 Georgia State University ATLANTA–Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows. The research, published Feb. 25 in Nature, was…

IQ destroying chemicals, and their abundance.

IQ destroying chemicals, and their abundance. Brief video with citations, explaining the chemical assault that is overtaking our young and our future. IQ erosion is probably not directly cumulative ( i.e. my arrival on the number 57, a drop in the 20 range is probably more realistic ), or it can even be worse (synergistic).…

Troubling levels of toxic metals found in lipstick

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores.…

Dexatrim Evades Suit Over Chromium Content ( May of Contained Toxic HEXAVALENT Chromium)

By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge dismissed claims that the maker of the Dexatrim weight-loss supplement concealed the use of a hazardous chemical ingredient. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said lead plaintiff Joanne Arroyo had failed to make specific claims about the product’s danger or about consumer reliance on statements or…

Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup: Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-6293 American Chemical Society Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. Their study, which appears in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could also…

A trial of removing food additives should be considered for hyperactive children

Re-Post for Filing 2008 Contact: Rachael Davies rdavies@bma.org.uk 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal A properly supervised trial eliminating colours and preservatives from the diet of hyperactive children should considered a part of the standard treatment, says an editorial in this week’s BMJ. Although a substantial body of evidence shows a link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

Food additives increase levels of hyperactivity in children in the general population

Repost for filing 2007 Contact: Sarah Watts s.a.watts@soton.ac.uk 44-023-805-93807 Lancet Artificial food colour and additives (AFCA) commonly found in children’s food exacerbate hyperactive behaviours in children at least up to middle childhood, according to an online Article published today (Thursday, September 6, 2007) by The Lancet. Importantly, these adverse effects are reported in children in…

New study shows inflammatory food toxins found in high levels in infants

  Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office newsmedia@mssm.edu 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine   New study shows inflammatory food toxins found in high levels in infants   Research also indicates reduction in intake of food toxins improves diabetes in adults   Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found…

Artificial butter flavoring ingredient linked to key Alzheimer’s disease process

Public release date: 1-Aug-2012 A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. It found evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging…

Phosphate additives pose a risk to health

Excessive consumption of phosphate is damaging to health. Therefore, food that contains phosphate additives should be labeled, as recommended by Eberhard Ritz and coauthors in their article in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International [Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; (109 (4): 49-55]. Ritz et al. selectively review the literature on the subject, which documents the…