From an article in Chemical Research in Toxicology [1], Diacetyl (DA) aggravates beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s.

Problem is besides pop corn butter flavoring, DA is present in many food.

Is that News? Yes and no.  We published a post [2] in Dec 2010 discussing another study that shows DA could bringing about the disease Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (BOS ). Obliterans might be Latin but it is  pretty clear…

DA: Consumer Beware?

So, here we are, in 2012: If BOS , didn’t get you by consuming DA , Alzheimer’s might….

Where is the FDA?



  1. Chemical Research in Toxicology ; “The Butter Flavorant, Diacetyl, Exacerbates β-Amyloid Cytotoxicity” ; 2012
  2. MediNewsDigest ; “Attention Movie goers! Diacetyl – a chemical used in popcorn butter flavoring – may damage lungs” 2010

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