Why Processed Food Bad: Research Shows Association With Cancer


Stephen Matthews reports that processed foods may cause cancer. Additives like emulsifiers are included in daily foods like bread and sweets. These in turn, facilitate intestinal tumor growth and inflammation.

Scientists think that these may be the cause of bowel cancer. It appears that cases have increased for the past few years. Emulsifiers alter gut bacteria and this may lead to the production of even more bad bacteria which creates gut imbalance.

Why Processed Food May Cause Bowel Cancer: Common Additives Change Gut Bacteria Which Allow TumoursTo Grow

Previous research has found microorganisms living in the stomach are a key driving factor behind inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two of the most common forms of the disease, are known to aid tumour growth. Read more…

Medical News Today informs readers that this common additive may increase the risk of colon cancer. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the figures for diagnosed Americans last 2013: a total of 136,119 cases.

Colon cancer and IBDs have a common denominator: gut microbiota alternation is apparent. Changes in microbiota seem to be connected with the colorectal disease. Dr. Emilie Viennois thinks that there might be a strong link between the food additive and the cancer.

Food Additive Alters Gut Bacteria To Cause Colorectal Cancer

There are over 100 trillion microorganisms living in the gut, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The microbiota is made of the physiological interaction between the host’s microorganisms and the ones introduced from the environment. Read more…

Truman Lewis reports that the latest study found that the gut microbiota exhibited drastic changes in their composition because of additive agents. The research team fed mice using common additive agents: polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose.

They used exact doses to imitate the model of emulsifiers used in processed foods. The effects of additives include inflammation and cancer development.

Study Finds Emulsifiers In Processed Food May Contribute To Colon Cancer

In the latest study, the team fed mice with two very commonly used emulsifiers, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, at doses seeking to model the broad consumption of the numerous emulsifiers that are incorporated into the majority of processed foods. Read more…

This simply means that we need to start getting picky with what we eat these days and closely observe the labels. It pays to be more aware of what we put into our bodies.


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