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Offline JC Spencer

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Toxicity Studies on the Sugar Trehalose in Animals and Humans
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 07:53:12 PM »
by J. C. Spencer

This WHO Food Additive Toxicity Study on the sugar trehalose reveals what we thought all along.  Included in these multiple studies were mice, rats, rabbits, and dogs.  Then humans were also administered large amounts of trehalose.  All of the studies showed no signs of toxicity after trehalose was administrated by intravenous injections and administered orally by capsules.  You will find some of the other results including glucose levels in the body interesting.  The international report was conducted by scientists from the Australia - New Zealand Food Authority and the Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

The paper on trehalose was prepared for The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) a cooperative agreement among UNEP, ILO, FAO, WHO, UNIDO, UNITAR, and OECD in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safty (CCOHS).

The paper is too large to post here but may be viewed or downloaded at  www.endowmentmed.org
or go to the source: http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v46je05.htm

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WHO FOOD ADDITIVES SERIES 46: TREHALOSE

http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v46je05.htm

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