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Posted by: Nadia | 2011/07/21

chewing gum makes you gain weight?

Will chewing gum make you gain weight?

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Dear Nadia
In the light of the latest research findings that the use of artificial sweeteners may worsen insulin resistance, it is difficult to answer your question. The research has concentrated on people who drink artificially sweetened drinks, but it is possible that chewing artificially sweetened gum may also send a message to the brain that you are eating something sweet and then the body react by producing insulin, which can cause weight gain. So until we have some definitive research results about the effect of chewing gum, I can unfortunately not say for sure.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/07/22

Dear Nadia
In the light of the latest research findings that the use of artificial sweeteners may worsen insulin resistance, it is difficult to answer your question. The research has concentrated on people who drink artificially sweetened drinks, but it is possible that chewing artificially sweetened gum may also send a message to the brain that you are eating something sweet and then the body react by producing insulin, which can cause weight gain. So until we have some definitive research results about the effect of chewing gum, I can unfortunately not say for sure.
Best regards
DietDoc

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