A study conducted at Dartmouth University shows a connection between elevated levels of arsenic and organic brown rice syrup in certain foods. The researchers singled out this ingredient, organic brown rice syrup, as the cause for the increased levels of arsenic in the organic products.
The organic products that were evaluated in the study include organic baby formula, organic cereal bars, and different energy shots. The brown rice syrup contains inorganic arsenic which can cause several health complications, including cancer development, diabetes, and heart disease.
This syrup has been used in organic food products in order to replace high fructose corn syrup as a healthier alternative. Researchers believe that the high levels of arsenic could be damaging to small children due to their body size and mass.
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