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Chewing gum has been linked to better diets – but it’s no way to improve your health

By Sandra Sunram-Lea, Professor in Biological Psychology, Lancaster University
The relationship between chewing gum – both the sugary and the non-sugary kind – and whether chewing gum might prevent conditions like gum disease, bone loss around teeth, and caries, was studied in research published in the Journal of the American Nutrition Association in early 2024.

The researchers used data from people who were enrolled in a large population-based study between 2013 and 2019. In addition to reporting on their oral health, participants were also asked questions about their…The Conversation

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