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Dr. Joanne K. Tobacman

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University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street UH 1147
Chicago , Illinois 60607
United States

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University of Illinois at ..., 7 April 2014 [cached]
University of Illinois at Chicago physician and professor, Dr. Joanne Tobacman, has been publishing research on the health effects of carrageenan for more than a decade. She is concerned enough about the health risks of food grade carrageenan to have petitioned the FDA in 2008 to prohibit its use in food. Her petition cited decades of publicly-funded, peer-reviewed science (including her own) on carrageenan-induced inflammation in animals and cells. The FDA responded with a letter of denial. (1)
Dr. Tobacman maintains that both types of carrageenan are harmful. In a presentation to the National Organic Standards Board in April 2012, Dr. Tobacman noted that:
3) Tobacman, J. 1997. Filament Disassembly and Loss of Mammary Myoepithelial Cells after Exposure to Carrageenan, Cancer Research, 57, 2823-2826, July 15, 1997.
What's up with carrageenan? - Guest post by Audrey Wright | nutpods, 14 Jan 2015 [cached]
According to Joanne Tobacman M.D., a well-versed researcher of carrageenan at the University of Illinois, the substance triggers an immune response in our bodies.
Scientific Abstract - Broad Foundation Scientific | Medical Research, 3 June 2013 [cached]
Principal Investigator: Joanne K. Tobacman, M.D. Applicant Organization: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Chicago, U.S.A.) Project Title: Effects of carrageenan-free diet on activity of ulcerative colitis
The connection was first established by ..., 4 April 2013 [cached]
The connection was first established by Joanne Tobacman, an associate professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago, whose research found "harmful effects of … carrageenan on human intestinal cells.
It clearly has to be attributed to the research of Dr. Joanne Tobacman, an associate professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She and a group of molecular biologists have accused carrageenan of being a potential inflammatory agent as a conclusion from laboratory experiments with cells of the digestive tract.
It requires a lot of unproven assumptions to even suggest that consumption of carrageenan in the human diet causes inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract. The objectivity of the Chicago research is also flawed by the fact that Dr Tobacman has tried to have carrageenan declared an unsafe food additive on weak technical arguments that she broadcast widely a decade before the University of Chicago research began.
Studies conducted by Joanne K. ..., 23 July 2014 [cached]
Studies conducted by Joanne K. Tobacman, a medical doctor and associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, linked undegraded carrageenan-the type that is widely used in foods-with malignancies and other stomach problems. She also discovered that it causes inflammation, and inflammation is a well-known root cause of many serious diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer.
The following is from Dr. Tobacman's testimony on carrageenan before the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB):
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