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Artificial Butter Flavoring Ingredient Linked to Key Alzheimer's Disease Process
sciencedaily.com ^ | Aug. 1, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 08/01/2012 10:19:21 PM PDT by Daffynition

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2012) — A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. It found evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.

The study appears in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; artificialbutter; butter
Rise and rise again until corns becomes popcorn.


1 posted on 08/01/2012 10:19:33 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

From my warm, buttery, fingers!


2 posted on 08/01/2012 10:24:04 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Daffynition

Diacetyl??? Crap, that is in every bad batch of beer I have ever brewed. I am doomed.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 10:32:25 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: sagar

I hear you there. I’m thinking they’re just saying that because people enjoy buttered popcorn, and that cannot happen. No one must enjoy ANYTHING they eat.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 10:34:35 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Daffynition

I just checked my regular butter substitute. (I prefer to use the real stuff when I can.)

Anyway, it’s ICBINB. I don’t see this ingredient listed. Is it a requirement, I wonder?


5 posted on 08/01/2012 10:34:44 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

There are some butter flavorings that have diacetyl (DA) in them. It may be hard to find them by looking at ingredients because they list “artificial flavorings” rather than the specific artificial flavoring.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 10:37:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: sagar

7 posted on 08/01/2012 10:40:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Bloomers is going to be all over this like white on rice. No more buttery flavor for you naughty New Yawkers. LOL!


8 posted on 08/01/2012 10:43:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: stansblugrassgrl; Daffynition

To be fair, the study isn’t about butter, it’s about the flavouring agent used for that atrocious “golden topping” that renders movie-house popcorn inedible.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 10:59:19 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: shibumi
I was curious too. It is not listed in the Smart Balance ingredients or in the Olivio ingredients.

This PDF is from a study done by the Seattle Post Intelligencer in 2007:

http://nutrimenti.simplicissimus.it/files/2008/03/diacetylproducts2.pdf

(The Seattle P-I no longer has this file in its archives. Google found it on an Italian server.)

10 posted on 08/01/2012 11:06:53 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Daffynition

The moral of the story: don’t buy microwave popcorn with artificial butter flavor. Microwave your popcorn and top it with REAL butter!

:D


11 posted on 08/01/2012 11:23:53 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
Microwave your popcorn and top it with REAL butter!

Real butter also contains diacetyl.

12 posted on 08/01/2012 11:40:41 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Daffynition
No worries.
I'm already a walking dead man because of the saccharin I ate in the '60's.
13 posted on 08/02/2012 12:17:30 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: Squawk 8888

Amen to that! Every time I get that crappy “buttered” popcorn at the movies I curse the day they took the real butter from us “for our own good”. I just KNOW there is something vile and way worse than butter in that golden horror they use to “flavor” movie popcorn. I knew there was something to worry about there, as you feel sick after eating it.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 12:18:54 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: stansblugrassgrl
>"No one must enjoy ANYTHING "

The base of the tenants of isSlime.

15 posted on 08/02/2012 12:21:48 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: TChad

OK. How about organic butter then? Organic butter has no artificial colors or flavorings. There ya go!


16 posted on 08/02/2012 12:24:41 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: Daffynition

bump Alzheimer’s and fake butter


17 posted on 08/02/2012 12:40:21 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Daffynition

I can’t see anymore!


18 posted on 08/02/2012 12:41:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
OK. How about organic butter then?

Diacetyl is a naturally occurring ingredient, "a metabolic product of aroma producing lactic acid streptococci." One reason it has been isolated and used as an additive is that it provides at least part of the "butter taste" in real butter.

The question is, how much diacetyl is in different products, including real butter? I linked the results of a Seattle P-I test for diacetyl in various margarines and oils in post #10 above, but I would like to see a more modern, more extensive list that included real butter.

19 posted on 08/02/2012 12:48:54 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Daffynition

This is why I eat popcorn cooked in a pot with coconut popcorn oil.

MMMMMM POPCORN!


20 posted on 08/02/2012 1:02:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Daffynition

is this another one of those correlation equal cause science


21 posted on 08/02/2012 1:35:24 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Altariel
Butter? We like lard on ours.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 2:23:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: 4rcane
Explosive “blood-brain barrier” science?


23 posted on 08/02/2012 2:26:07 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: chris37
This is why I eat only Smartfood...you can't be too careful.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 2:32:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

This doesn’t surprise me. The odor of microwave popcorn with that artificial butter flavor is about as appetizing as the odor of a port-o-potty.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: pennyfarmer

Yup, my first lager tasted like movie popcorn butter because I pitched the yeast at too high of temperature. Make a note, don’t pitch at 70 degrees like the package recommends. Now I run it through the chiller down to about 50. Much cleaner.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 3:56:18 AM PDT by brewer1516
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To: pennyfarmer

>> Diacetyl??? Crap, that is in every bad batch of beer I have ever brewed. I am doomed.

You already posted that yesterday... don’t you remember??!?!


27 posted on 08/02/2012 4:58:30 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I don’t remember.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 5:07:41 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Diamond

>> I don’t remember.

You must’ve been hitting the ol’ diacetyl pretty heavy yourself then. :-)


29 posted on 08/02/2012 5:09:53 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Daffynition

I heard it can turn you white.

30 posted on 08/02/2012 5:25:05 AM PDT by Vide
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To: shibumi

It isn’t only popcorn most man made oils are harmful. Use real oil Olive and coconut oil or real butter not margarine. I wrote an article on this
Is Your Cooking Oil Healthy?

http://coconutcreamcare.com/2012/06/27/is-your-cooking-oil-healthy/


31 posted on 08/02/2012 6:00:53 AM PDT by notomarx
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To: Daffynition

I refuse to buy any more theater popcorn or drinks, priced outrageously and poor tasting, drinks are watered down, popcorn has a cardboard taste. I brink my own snacks, and I eat my popcorn at home.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 6:07:13 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Daffynition

While smartfood is good, especially white cheddar, my homemade popcorn blows it out of the universe.

Nothing smells better than popcorn cooking in coconut oil.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 6:08:41 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
>>Nothing smells better than popcorn cooking in coconut oil.<<

....made in a WhirleyPop! AMEN! And praise the Lord!


34 posted on 08/02/2012 6:15:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Who goes to the movies anymore?

Actually, we went to the drive-in theater last week....first time I’ve been to a *movie* in 20 years! Luckily you can *smuggle* all sorts of food ‘n drinks into a drive-in to save being raped at the register. :)


35 posted on 08/02/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Whoot!

That is the exact popcorn popper I use :D

Along with Yoder coconut popcorn oil from americanspice.com, which has all sort of great things that cannot be bought in any store around here.

Praise the Lord!


36 posted on 08/02/2012 6:22:00 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
LOL ... I haven't made breakfast yet...and I'm hungry for popcorn now! LOL


37 posted on 08/02/2012 6:26:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

The Soy Industry went after Coconut oil to cover up the Trans Fat investigations. I document this in my blog article
And What do you do with Coconut Oil?
http://coconutcreamcare.com/2012/06/26/and-what-do-you-do-with-coconut-oil-2/
and
A Brief History of Trans Fat
http://coconutcreamcare.com/2012/06/30/a-brief-history-of-trans-fat/


38 posted on 08/02/2012 8:17:52 AM PDT by notomarx
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To: Vide
LOL


39 posted on 08/02/2012 9:18:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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