‘Added phosphate’ linked to spikes in blood levels

‘Added phosphate’ linked to spikes in blood levels

By Nathan Gray

Phosphates that are artificially added to foods like dairy and cereal products appear to cause bigger spikes in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, potentially putting harmful stress on kidneys, say researchers.

EFSA says it needs more data to work out if phosphate additives are risky for heart health

EFSA calls for phosphates data to assess heart risk


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it will call for data from industry on the levels of phosphates found in food, in an effort to understand whether they pose a risk to heart health.

The EC has asked EFSA to re-evaluate the safety of phosphate-containing additives

Phosphate study prompts EC request for safety reassessment

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to reassess the safety of phosphates as food additives, after researchers suggested excessive phosphate consumption could be damaging to health.


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