Food Additive Titanium Dioxide Can Exacerbate Bowel Disease, Study in Mice Suggests

Food Additive Titanium Dioxide Can Exacerbate Bowel Disease, Study in Mice Suggests
The food additive titanium dioxide, found in chewing gum and marshmallows, can exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease, a study of mice with colitis indicates. People with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other bowel disorders should avoid food that may contain the compound, the Swiss research team said. The study, “Titanium dioxide nanoparticles exacerbate DSS-induced colitis: role of the NLRP3 inflammasome,”

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One comment

  1. Pat Andrade says:

    If this is the case, what can Ulcerative colitis patients do with regards to their prescribed mesalamine medication? Oral Mesalamine medications like Lialda and Asacol contain Titanium Dioxide. Is this silently making a hole in their guts? What is the alternative?

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