A detailed guide to food additives and their adverse health effects

A detailed guide to food additives and their adverse health effects

Extend lockdowns to stave off second wave of COVID-19 Food Additives and Human Health is a detailed guide to the world of food additives commonly used in the food processing and manufacturing industry. Edited by experts in the field, invited scholars enrich the book with relevant chapter contributions. Chapters provide readers with knowledge on a broad range of food additives (anti-browning agents, essential oils, flavour enhancers, preservatives, stabilizers, sweeteners, among others), their safe use and their effects on human health. The relation of food additives to adverse health effects, including allergic and immunologic reactions, asthma, autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, hyperkinesis and cardiovascular diseases, is addressed where possible. Key Features of the book: Covers a wide range of natural and synthetic food additives Covers health related topics relevant to food additives Chapters are organized into specific, easy-to-read topics Provides bibliographic references for further reading This book serves a valuable instrument for a broad spectrum of readers: researchers, health professionals, students, food science enthusiasts, and working professionals in industry and government regulatory agencies interested in the science of food additives. Source:



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