Is Exposure to a Common Pigment Linked to Diabetes?

Titanium dioxide is a very common white pigment found in items that we use on a daily basis ranging from paint, candy, medications and cosmetics.  A study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found crystalline particles of this pigment in pancreas specimens with type 2 diabetes, suggesting that exposure to the white pigment may be associated with the disease.

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Sripathi R. Kethu, M.D. FACG.

Sripathi R. Kethu, M.D. FACG.

Dr Kethu is a practicing Gastroenterologist. He is a healthcare and real estate entrepreneur. He writes frequently on topics related to health care, healthy living, and physical fitness. He is the author of Amazon’s best-selling book, “The IBS Guide”. He is an avid marathon runner and is on track to finish his 100th marathon in 2024.

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