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Tag: food additives

Additives In Your Food Can Be Harming Your Health

Increasing rates of dementia, auto-immune diseases, cancer metastasis, eczema, asthma, and autism are among a growing list of diseases that have been linked to soaring exposure to nanoparticles found in common food additives.

If you’re not up on your label lingo, you’re probably not even aware of how many additives are in our everyday foods.

The study out of the University of Sidney in Australia investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent. Found in more than 900 food products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise, E171 is consumed in high proportion everyday by the general population.

The microbiome refers to the population of bacteria, flora and fauna that live in our gut and play a crucial role in human health.

“It is well established that dietary composition has an impact on physiology and health, yet the role of food additives is poorly understood,” said Associate Professor Chrzanowski, a nanotoxicology expert from the University of Sydney’s School of Pharmacy and Sydney Nano Institute.

“There is increasing evidence that continuous exposure to nanoparticles has an impact on gut microbiota composition, and since gut microbiota is a gate keeper of our health, any changes to its function have an influence on overall health.”

“This study presents pivotal evidence that consumption of food containing food additive E171 (titanium dioxide) affects gut microbiota as well as inflammation in the gut (edit: emphasis mine), which could lead to diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer,” he said.

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