Food additives are one of the factors in ultra-processed foods causing concern, for whilst some food additives can be beneficial for human health, others may alter the composition of the gut microbiota and lead to inflammation, which in turn may lead to different forms of inflammatory disease

In October 2019 researchers from Qatar published their review of the association between a Western diet and chronic diseases. A Western diet is characterised by a high intake of energy-dense … Read more

Phthalates

Phthalates are not a single chemical, there is an entire family of them and they do not behave in the same way.

Phthalates are plasticizers which are added to make … Read more