The FDA is warning consumers about the potential cancer-inducing effects of “fruit juice” that contains a chemical called polysorbate 80.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the chemical may also be linked to a rise in cancers and other health problems.
Polysorbates are widely used in consumer products, including many fruit juices and other drinks, to prevent spoilage and other potential health problems, and have been linked to some cancers.
The study found that polysorbates were linked to more than half of the cases of breast cancer, 13% of colorectal cancers, 12% of colon cancer, 11% of breast and colon cancers, and 11% from prostate cancer.
According to the FDA, polysors, which are formed when fruit is exposed to sunlight, can be found in some fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
But the agency said it wasn’t possible to definitively link the chemicals to the risk of cancer because there was no clear evidence to suggest that drinking the fruit juice would lead to cancer.
“In this study, we focused on fruit juice, and that’s what’s in the juice, so we’re not saying that polySorbates in the fruit are directly linked to the incidence of cancer,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told ABC News in an interview.
“We don’t know exactly what that means for cancer incidence, but that’s the point of the study.
We know that the polysulfides, in the same way that the sunburn and other environmental factors that we think are related to skin cancer are related, are also linked to increased risk of developing cancer,” he said.”
It’s important to emphasize that this study does not say that the juice causes cancer.
It just shows that it does.
And if you drink the juice and get a bunch of sunburns and have a bunch more cancers, you’re at risk,” Califf said.FDA warning about polysorous sources of nutrientsAccording to a statement from the agency, the agency is not able to definitively state whether consuming polysulphates is a health risk, but “given the fact that poly sulfides have been identified in foods, it is possible that they may have some of the same health effects as other dietary supplements that are used in our diets.”FDA warns about eating polysources of nutrientsFood sources of polysporins include fruits and vegetables, including berries, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale, and citrus fruits such as citrus fruits and citrus oils.
The American Beverage Association, which represents the industry, told ABCNews.com that there are many natural and organic alternatives to polysarcoma-caused cancers, including fruits and veggies.
“There are hundreds of natural and plant-based ingredients in our foods that we can choose from and are healthy,” the group said.
“There are no dietary supplements in the world that can substitute for a healthy diet and healthy diet, healthy lifestyle and healthy food choices.”
Fruit juices and juices containing polysarsulphate have been banned in the U.S. since 1999.