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The flavouring is ubiquitous in the food industry and gives a buttery flavour to a wide range of products, including popcorn

EFSA dismisses diacetyl-Alzheimer’s link

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has dismissed a suggested link between the butter flavouring diacetyl and Alzheimer’s disease.

Diacetyl - used as a butter flavouring in popcorn - could be linked to the Alzheimer's disease process

Butter flavouring linked to Alzheimer's disease

By Nathan Gray

An artificial food flavoring compound used for its butter-like taste and mouthfeel may be linked with key processes in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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