Chewing Gum Additive May Up Colorectal Cancer Risk

by Adeline Dorcas on  May 15, 2019 at 2:15 PM Cancer News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Commonly used chewing gum ingredient can put you at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, reports a new study.
Chewing Gum Additive May Up Colorectal Cancer Risk
Chewing Gum Additive May Up Colorectal Cancer Risk

A food additive which is commonly used as a whitening agent in products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise could lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, warns a study.

The study conducted in mice investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent.

Found in more than 900 food products, E171 is consumed in high proportion every day by the general population.

Consumption of food containing E171 has an impact on the gut microbiota - defined by the trillions of bacteria that inhabit the gut - which could trigger diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, said the study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.

"It is well established that dietary composition has an impact on physiology and health, yet the role of food additives is poorly understood," said co-lead author Wojciech Chrzanowski, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.

"This study presents pivotal evidence that consumption of food containing food additive E171 affects gut microbiota as well as inflammation in the gut, which could lead to diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer," he said.

Source: IANS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Advertisement

Recommended Reading

More News on:

Tooth Decay Gum Recession Swollen Gums Cancer and Homeopathy Tooth Discoloration Nervous Tic Colo-rectal cancer - Management Colorectal Cancer Cancer Facts Cancer 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive