Butter flavoring linked to Alzheimer's and severe bronchitis, study finds

Butter flavoring linked to Alzheimer’s and severe bronchitis, study finds

Aug 3, 2012

A study in the catchily named Chemical Research in Toxicology found that a main ingredient in butter flavoring may be causing Alzheimer’s Disease in factory workers exposed to it.

So don’t go heating that microwaved popcorn just yet.

The study, led by Professor Robert Vince of the University of Minnesota, follows a team of researchers from the Netherlands who had discovered that the chemical Diacetyl – a chemical found in butter flavoring – caused a quite rare but altogether very serious and debilitating type of bronchitis.

So don’t eat those white-and-yellow Jelly Bellys just yet.

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