Processed Foods May Cause Diseases

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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. The main culprit behind these diseases in processed food. Elimination of junk food from the diet can yield healthy results.

Source: Medical Xpress

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