Friday, October 23, 2009

Chewing Gum...It Really is Good for you!

Saw this article in the Science section of the website. Here's the teaser quote:

London researchers have found the simple act of chewing gum helps people with Parkinson's swallow, reducing a major problem for those with the debilitating disease.

Researchers believe repeated chewing leaves a lingering memory in the brain that can help patients cope a bit better.

"It was very helpful in terms of improving drooling and swallowing," Dr. Mandar Jog, London Health Sciences Centre neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Centre, said yesterday.

You can read the rest of the article here: Chew gum, it's good for you

Source: Read on October 23, 2009, Chew Gum, It's Good for you.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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