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Chewing gum excessively linked to severe weight loss- Plz read

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by dsrini, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. dsrini

    dsrini Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi all

    Plz read this

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    Chewing gum excessively linked to severe weight loss
    ANI
    WASHINGTON: Excessively chewing sugar free products can lead to a severe weight loss, warn the doctors.
    The doctors have warned that an excess sorbitol intake, a widely used sweetener in “sugar-free” products such as chewing gum and sweets cab lead to a weight loss in people.


    Their advice came after cases of two patients with chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain and severe weight loss where they carried out extensive investigations and analyzed their eating habits.


    The findings revealed that first patient (a 21 year old woman) chewed large amounts of sugar-free gum, with a total daily dose of 18-20g sorbitol (one stick of chewing gum contains about 1.25g sorbitol).

    The second patient, a 46 year old man chewed 20 sticks of sugar-free gum and eating up to 200g of sweets each day that collectively contained around 30g sorbitol.

    After following a sorbitol free diet, both the patients’ diarrhea subsided, normal bowel movements resumed and weight gain was achieved.

    “Our cases demonstrate that sorbitol consumption can cause not only chronic diarrhea and functional bowel complaints but also considerable unintended weight loss (about 20pct of usual body weight),” wrote the authors.

    “As possible side effects are usually found only within the small print on foods containing sorbitol, consumers may be unaware of its laxative effects and fail to recognize a link with their gastrointestinal problems, the authors added.


    (Newindpress.com news)

    -Dhivya
     
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  2. vidhya25

    vidhya25 Senior IL'ite

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    by reading your post got to lots of things about chewing gums , thanks for providing the information
     
  3. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Dhivya,

    thanks for sharing this with us. we can take chewing gum now and then, if it becomes like food means, problem. what do you say?
     
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