By gum, it might be good for you

Published: August, 2006

Recent studies show that gum chewing may speed recovery from bowel surgery.

Chewing gum — banned in schools and Singapore, discouraged by dentists, deplored as bad etiquette — is proving to have some unlikely health benefits.

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