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  • Megan Vogias, MA Ed

Is Red Dye 40 raising your risk of IBD?

A study published in Nature Communications suggested that Allura Red food dye, also known as FD&C Red 40 and Food Red 17, may disrupt gut function and could lead to inflammatory bowel disease.

"The literature suggests that the consumption of Allura Red also affects certain allergies, immune disorders, and behavioral problems in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder," said study author Waliul Khan.

Read Medscape's coverage: Medscape December 22, 2022

Review the origin study: Nature Communications December 20, 2022

Ref: Nutrition & Dietetics Smart brief

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