Friday, July 28, 2006

Combinations Of Food Additives Cause Nerve Cell Damage

A two-year study published in the Toxicological Sciences journal found that food additives that are safe by themselves are dangerous when consumed in combination. The researchers exposed mice to four common food additives (Brilliant Blue, MSG, Quinoline Yellow and aspartame) and examined the effects in the brain. The researchers found that, when combined, the additives interfered with the nerve signaling systems and actually stopped nerves from growing.

This interference with nerve cell growth in the brain may be contributing to the epidemic attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD in kids. So…feeding diet soda, which contains aspartame, and crackers with processed cheese, which contains MSG, to your kids may actually be setting them up to experience learning challenges.

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