Emulsifiers in processed food may be factor in obesity epidemic, study finds

February 25, 2015 6:04 PM

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Common compounds added to processed food may be a key factor in the obesity epidemic that's swept the country, a new study shows.

Researchers found that emulsifiers, which improve the texture of processed foods and extend their shelf life, alter the normal environment of the stomach, inducing intestinal inflammation. That, in turn, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and obesity related disorders that can lead to type-2 diabet...

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