Common emulsifiers added to foods promote inflammation

You see them listed on processed food packages: polysorbate 80 or carboxymethylcellulose.  They are commonly used emulsifiers.  When used in the laboratory at doses similar to those in the majority of processed foods they promote low-grade inflammation in the intestines (gut) by altering gut bacteria.  Researchers are concerned that this may give rise to the development of tumors.  [Daily Mail UK Nov 7, 2016; Cancer Research Nov 7, 2016]

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