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Chewing Gum Linked to Headaches in Kids

Posted By admin On July 31, 2015 @ 11:07 am In Oral Health,Pediatric Dentistry | No Comments

A gum-chewing habit can result in chronic headaches, according to a study published recently in Pediatric Neurology. Researchers in Israel studied 30 young children and teens who were suffering from chronic migraines or tension headaches — and who also chewed gum from 1-6 hours per day. When they stopped chewing gum for one month, 19 reported that their headaches went away entirely while 7 said their headaches were less frequent and intense. To test the findings, 26 were asked to go back to gum-chewing; every one of them found that their headaches returned within days. Now that’s something to chew on!

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