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Common ingredient in processed foods alter gut bacteria


26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many processed foods contain an ingredient that might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, new study suggests. Emulsifiers, a common ingredient in foods, improve the food texture and prolong its shelf-life. Experiments on mice, however, showed that emulsifiers contribute to modifications in bacteria population in…