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Your Day in Health: January 23

This food additive very likely causes cancer — and we bet you eat a lot of it.

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Your Day in Health: January 23

This food additive very likely causes cancer — and we bet you eat a lot of it.

FOODBEAST: After New Research, The FDA NEEDS To Ban This Carcinogenic Food Whitener

"A new study published by Nature found that typical levels of titanium dioxide in food caused precancerous lesions in FORTY PERCENT of rats used in the study. Titanium dioxide is an approved food additive used to brighten white colors in products like alfredo sauce, powdered donuts, hard candies, medicinal pills, and icing. In the study, it was found to disrupt normal intestinal immune system regulation, which leads to the formation of precancerous lesions in the colon. Basically, that means that titanium dioxide ingestion, in acceptable FDA ingestion levels, can cause colon cancer." Read full story.

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BBC: Is Burnt Toast a Health Risk?

"Experts say bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures." Read full story.

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YAHOO: New Study Looks At Very Long-term Effects Of Pregnancy Weight Gain On Offspring

"Weight gain in pregnancy does not increase the risk of premature death in progeny later in life, that's according to new UK research published in the journal Heart. Carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Aberdeen in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, it is the first study to look at the long-term effects of mothers' weight gain during pregnancy on children." Read full story.

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