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Dr. Joanne K. Tobacman

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Background Information

Employment History

Physician

University of Iowa

Affiliations

Board Of Trustees Member
University of Illinois

Education

M.D.

University Of Iowa

M.D.

University of Iowa College of Medicine

Web References (69 Total References)


Joanne Tobacman, MD, an ...

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Joanne Tobacman, MD, an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, is a leading researcher of this seaweed extract, used as a thickening agent in many foods, including soy milk and ice cream. "Many careful animal studies consistently demonstrate intestinal inflammation caused by carrageenan exposure. For that reason, I think it's a good idea to avoid carrageenan-containing food products," she advises.


A. Borthakur, S. Bhattacharyya, P. K. ...

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A. Borthakur, S. Bhattacharyya, P. K. Dudeja, J. K. Tobacman.

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S. Bhattacharyya, A. Borthakur, P. K. Dudeja, J. K. Tobacman.
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J. K. Tobacman, S. Bhattacharyya, A. Borthakur, P. K. Dudeja.
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J. K. Tobacman. Review of harmful gastrointestinal effects of carrageenan in animal experiments. Environ Health Perspect. 2001 109(10):983-994.
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They belittled a researcher who studies this, Dr. Tobacman, and rationalized its use by referring to in an industry sponsored review paper.
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An article published in 2001 by Joanne Tobacman, a researcher at the University of Iowa, claimed that carrageenan may cause lesions or cancer in the gastro intestinal tract (Tobacman: Env. Health Per., Vol. 109, No. 10, Oct 2001). However, the Tobacman study was performed using only degraded carrageenan, not food-grade carrageenan, an entirely different substance.
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Joanne Tobacman, a researcher at the University of Iowa, claimed that carrageenan may cause lesions or cancer in the gastro intestinal tract (Tobacman: Env. Health Per., Vol. 109, No. 10, Oct 2001). However, the Tobacman study was performed using only degraded carrageenan, not food-grade carrageenan, an entirely different substance.
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I sent a copy of this letter to Carrageenan Researcher Joann Tobacman, M.D., at the Univ. of Iowa. Here is her reply:
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Joanne Tobacman, MD"
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Dr Andrew Weil published an A in a Q&A on his site that included research by Dr. Joanne Tobacman that discussed the previous assertion that undegraded carrageenan was ok but degraded carrageenan was not.
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Google Dr. Joann Tobacman at Univ. of Iowa. She has been studying carrageenan for over 20 years. Her view is that it should not be in our foods primarily due to compromising intestinal health.


But if you’ve ever lived in ...

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But if you’ve ever lived in an academic setting, you know that the lead author of the original studies, Joanne Tobacman of the University of Illinois at Chicago, having built some solid research turf around carrageenan and inflammation, had more to gain from confirming her early work than from proving that she’d been wrong.


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Veteran researcher Joanne ...

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Veteran researcher Joanne Tobacman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago puts it into terms that's a little easier to understand.

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