Food Additives Alter Gut Microbes, Cause Diseases in Mice – NIH Research Matters – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Food Additives Alter Gut Microbes, Cause Diseases in Mice – NIH Research Matters – National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://ift.tt/1xuUdkp)

At a Glance

  • Common food additives called emulsifiers promoted colitis and metabolic syndrome in mice by altering gut microbes.
  • The findings suggest that certain food additives might play a role in the increasing incidence of obesity and chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

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