Common Food Additives Cause Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome

February 26, 2015 2:39 AM

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Common food additives, it turns out, may cause obesity and metabolic syndrome, among other conditions, according to a new study.

The additives in question are called emulsifiers, and are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life. However, while they may make your food taste better, they can also alter the composition and localization of your gut microbiota, leading to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)....

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