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Synthetic surfactant food additives can cause intestinal barrier dysfunction.

Medical hypotheses 2011 Feb 5.
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In addition to genetic factors and antigen exposure, intestinal barrier dysfunction plays a key role in the pathogenesis of numerous allergic and autoimmune diseases. The hypothesis of this characteristics of surfactants it can be predicted that they decrease the hydrophobicity of the mucus layer, which has also been shown to associate with increased intestinal permeability.

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