Processed Foods May Cause Diseases

Team HTV Feb 27 2015

New research shows that emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods, can alter the gut microbial composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndromes.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, afflicts millions of people and is often severe and debilitating. Metabolic syndrome is a group of very common obesity-related disorders that can lead to type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular and/or liver diseases. Incidence of IBD and metabolic syndrome has been markedly increasing since the mid-20th century.

Source: Medical Xpress

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