Research ties excessive gum chewing to chronic headaches in children, teens

12/25/2013 |

Of 30 6- to 19-year-olds with chronic headaches who stopped chewing gum regularly for a month, 26 reported improvements in their symptoms, while 19 said their headaches disappeared completely, Israeli researchers found. When 20 participants were asked to start chewing gum again, all reported having headaches within a week, according to the study in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

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