How Food Preservatives May Disrupt Human Hormones And Promote Obesity

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Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be “yes.” But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles — until now. A new study published in Nature Communications details how Cedars-Sinai investigators developed a novel platform and protocol for […]

Research Could Strip Wine Of Sulfites — And Health Worries

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Winemakers have added sulfites to preserve their products since the time of the Roman Empire. Sulfites, a class of compounds including sulfur dioxide and sulfite salts, act as antioxidants and antibacterial compounds. They can occur naturally in the winemaking process or can be added by producers to preserve freshness and boost flavor in a vintage. […]