Additives that keep foods fresh may sour in the gut

These compounds can disrupt intestinal bacteria, cause inflammation, mouse study suggests

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GUT REACTION  Ice cream and other foods depend on additives called emulsifiers to stay fresh. The compounds cause inflammation in mice, new research finds, suggesting that emulsifiers may also play a role in certain human illnesses.

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