Synthetic surfactant food additives can cause intestinal barrier dysfunction

Many emulsifiers used in food products have been found to cause increased intestinal permeability, and are exactly the same surfactants used as absorption enhancers in pharmaceuticals. Intestinal barrier dysfunction plays a key role in the causes of allergic and autoimmune diseases, meaning the consumption of food additives is contributing to the increased incidence of these diseases.

Source: PubMed

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First Published in May 2011

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