Food Additives

Trans Fat

Cardiovascular Disease In 2009 the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a meta-analysis of prospective studies which indicated that consumption of partially hydrogenated oils can significantly increase the risk of coronary heart disease. [Source] In 2010 the Journal of the American Dietetic Association published a meta-analysis which found that, for

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Potassium Bromate

Kidney Toxicity In 2006 Transnational Oncogenomics published an animal study which found that rats exposed to 400 ppm (parts per million) potassium bromate in their drinking water for 100 weeks had an increased likelihood of tumor growth in their kidney tissue. [Source] In 2012 Food Chemistry published an animal study

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MSG

May Cause Liver Inflammation and NAFLD In 2008 the Journal of Autoimmunity published an animal study which examined mice injected with MSG. The researchers found that at 6 and 12 months all mice treated with MSG developed NAFLD (non-alcaholic-fatty liver diease). [Source] In 2002 the Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

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Carrageenan

Impaired glucose intolerance In 2012 Diabetologia published an animal study which found that mice given carrageenan in their drinking water had impaired glucose tolerance and increased insulin resistance which may contribute to the development of diabetes. Reduced cholesterol In 2003 the Asian Pacific Journal of Nutrition published a study in

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Artificial Sweeteners

Weight Gain In 2010 Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine published a highly referenced review that theorized that artificial sweeteners could be related to weight gain because, among other reasons, they do not stimulate the reward pathways in the brain stimulated by real sugar, thus leading to increased sugar craving and

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Artificial Food Dyes

Health Risks In 2012 the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health published a review in which the authors recommend that the current food dyes be removed from the food supply due to evidence of carcinogenicity, genotoxicity and hypersensitivity. In 2007 the Brazilian Journal of Biology published a study which

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