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Can Food Coloring Affect Your Health?
We all enjoy eating food and the color of the food gives it a certain appearance to make it more appealing especially to children. However, the FDA will examine the facts as to whether or not food dyes can cause ADHD.
The dyes are often used to enhance the appearance of sugary cereals, candies, sodas, fruit-flavored snacks, fast food and other products that are aimed at children and have little nutritional value, the CSPI said in a citizen's petition signed by 18 physicians and researchers. Since naturally derived alternatives exist, the continued use is hardly worth any potential risk, it said.