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  • Increased phosphate intake elevates blood pressure in healthy adults

    If more phosphate is consumed with food, blood pressure and pulse rate increase in healthy young adults. These findings were shown by a study led by the University of Basel and published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. They make processed cheese spreadable, prevent coffee from more

  • Fat-blocking effect of nanofibers discovered

    This discovery could aid in the global battle against obesity, as experiments done in a simulated gastrointestinal tract showed that nanocellulose fibres 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair could cut fat absorption by up to 48 per cent. In animal experiments, rats fed with heavy cream c more

  • Combining antibiotics changes their effectiveness

    The effectiveness of antibiotics can be altered by combining them with each other, non-antibiotic drugs or even with food additives. Depending on the bacterial species, some combinations stop antibiotics from working to their full potential whilst others begin to defeat antibiotic resistance, report more

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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is a scientific expert committee that is jointly run by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Orga ... more


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