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2022 May


36 Suppl 1

In utero exposure to dietary emulsifier alters the behavioral activity in offspring.


Pediatric mental health disorder is a combination of neuroinflammatory conditions with unknown etiology and currently, there are less awareness on the impacts of food additives on pediatric neuroinflammatory conditions and adolescent mental health disorders. Food additives such as dietary emulsifier (DE) (polysorbate 80, carrageenan and maltodextrin) are added to a variety of processed foods, and their consumption has increased dramatically worldwide which could be a risk factor for pediatric mental health disorders. Therefore, there is a critical need to understand the impact of maternal exposure to food additives associated pediatric mental health and the underlying mechanism.