Journal article

Development and Validation of Surveys to Estimate Food Additive Intake

Gina L Trakman, Winnie Lin, Amy L Wilson-O'Brien, Annalise Stanley, Amy L Hamilton, Whitney Tang, Leo Or, Jessica Ching, Mark Morrison, Jun Yu, Siew C Ng, Michael A Kamm

Nutrients | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

(1) Background: The Food Agricultural Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) International Food Standards Codex Alimentarius CXS 192e International Food Standards (hereafter, CODEX) declares additives non-toxic, but they have been associated with changes to the microbiota changes and thinning of the mucus layer of the gut. Their widespread use has occurred in parallel with increased inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) incidence. This paper reports on the development and validation of surveys to estimate additive intake. (2) Methods: Dietitians created a food-additive database, with a focus on additives that have been associated with IBD. For each additive, information on the CODEX foo..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. These tools described in this paper have been developed for a study on environmental triggers of inflammatory bowel disease in Hong Kong and Australia will investigate, which was made possible by a grant awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.