Live Science reports UB study findings that chewing gum may not help weight loss

Published March 29, 2013


A story on Live Science reports a UB study found that contrary to popular diet advice, chewing gum may not help people eat less or lose weight, and may lead people to eat chips, cookies and candy instead of fruits and vegetables because menthol, the chemical responsible for the minty-fresh flavor of some types of gum, makes fruits and vegetables taste funny. A story also appeared in England’s Daily Mail.

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