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Dr. Joanne K. Tobacman

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Associate Professor of Clinical M...

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

Company Description: UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the...   more

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  • MD
  • M.D.
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Dr. Joanne Tobacman, ..., 1 Dec 2015 [cached]
Dr. Joanne Tobacman, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who has researched carrageenan extensively, petitioned the FDA to prohibit the use of the additive in foods in 2008, a request the agency finally officially rejected in 2012.
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.
In 2012, FDA rejected a ..., 31 Dec 2014 [cached]
In 2012, FDA rejected a petition filed by Joanne Tobacman, Ph.D., a physician-scientist at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, asking the agency to revoke regulation permitting the use of carrageenan as a food additive. Tobacman claimed carrageenan and its breakdown product created dangerous inflammation.
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):
Dr. Joanne Tobacman is a ... [cached]
Dr. Joanne Tobacman is a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and one of the foremost researchers on carrageenan and digestive health. She says that both forms of the additive are inflammatory.
Despite decades of confusing studies and the differing opinions of various boards, Dr. Tobacman has remained convinced that carrageenan, in both its forms, has serious consequences in the human body.
She now has some solid evidence. Two of her studies, published in 2012 and 2014, show exactly how carrageenan contributes to colon cancer.
Dr. Tobacman's second study, published in 2014 in the Nutrition and Cancer journal, showed how carrageenan directly causes the growth of colon cancer.
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