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Study: Chewing Gum No Good for Weight Loss

Chewing Gum

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  • New research shows that chewing gum does not reduce your hunger or food intake
  • Those who chewed gum consumed fewer meals, but actually ate more at the meals they did consume; gum chewers also ate less nutritious meals than non-gum-chewers
  • People who chewed gum were less likely to eat fruit and instead were more motivated to eat junk food like potato chips and candy
  • Chewing gum may also interfere with your digestion and since most all gum contains sugar or artificial sweeteners may pose independent health risks

By Dr. Mercola

Chewing gum has been suggested as a simple tool to help you reduce food cravings and eat less, ultimately helping with weight loss.


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