Why processed food may cause bowel cancer
|Why processed food may cause bowel cancer||Darrell Miller||11/22/16|
November 22, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Why processed food may cause bowel cancer
Researchers at Georgia State University has found a link between emulsifiers used to keep food fresh and bowel cancer. By feeding mice two common emulsifiers found in preserved food, they found that their instances of bowel inflammation increased and created an environment in which cancer is more likely to occur. It is believed that the chemicals alter the bacteria of the gut and allow bad bacteria to grow, which causes inflammation.
- Common additives used in everyday foods including bread, margarine and sweets may be behind the huge rise in bowel cancer, scientists claim.
- Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend their shelf life, alter gut bacteria in the stomach.
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two of the most common forms of the disease, are known to aid tumour growth.
"Common additives used in everyday foods including bread, margarine and sweets may be behind the huge rise in bowel cancer, scientists claim."