A study at Georgia State University’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences is showing that the use of synthetic emulsifiers may be linked to colon cancer. When to-scale doses of polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose were fed to mice, it is believed that it altered the microbiota present in the intestines and produced a pro-inflammatory environment. This made the mice more likely to develop colon cancer. Human studies are underway, and will hopefully give us even more insight into this devastating disease.
Study: Link between Common Food Additive, Cancer Found