The impact of selected food additives on the gastrointestinal tract in the example of nonspecific inflammatory bowel diseases
 
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Medical College of Rzeszow University, Institute of Health Sciences, Rzeszow, Poland, Poland
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Department of Conservative Dentistry with Endodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland, Poland
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Medical College of Rzeszow University, Institute of Medicine, Rzeszow, Poland, Poland
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Sara Jarmakiewicz - Czaja   

Medical College of Rzeszow University, Institute of Health Sciences, Rzeszow, Poland, Poland
Submission date: 2020-01-09
Final revision date: 2020-06-20
Acceptance date: 2020-07-06
Online publication date: 2021-01-08
 
Arch Med Sci 2022;18(5)
 
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Various types of food additives are widely used in the food industry. Due to their properties extending the usefulness for consuming food products, they give them different colours, consistency, or taste. The products are marked ‘E’ and the code is assigned to the subscription used. Many of the supplements affect human health negatively. Emulsifiers or stabilizers can lead to epithelial loads and the development of inflammation. Sucrose and other sweeteners may change the composition of the intestinal microflora and thus lead to intestinal blockage. Some additives classified as preservatives are available and may predispose to intestinal dysbiosis. Available substances belonging to food dyes may predispose to genotoxic and cytotoxic effects and cause inflammation in the intestines. Substances added to food can also cause disorders of intestinal homeostasis.
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