Effects of the Popular Food Additive Sodium Benzoate on Neural Tube Development in the Chicken Embryo

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Tural Emon S., Orakdogen M., Uslu S., Somay H.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.25, no.2, pp.294-297, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.12551-14.2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-297


AIM: Many more additives have been introduced with the development of processed foods. Neural tube defects are congenital malformations of the central nervous system. More than 300 000 children are born with neural tube defects every year and surviving children remain disabled for life. Sodium benzoate is used intensively in our daily lives. We therefore aimed to evaluate the effects of sodium benzoate on neural tube defects in chicken embryos.