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Why Does Sugar-Free Gum Cause Gas and Bloating?

...A:“The gas and bloating you experience when chewing sugar-free gum is not uncommon. For one thing, we naturally swallow a lot of air while chewing gum—sugar-free or not. Extra air...

Chewing Gum May Perk You Up

...On the first day, they chewed gum; on the second, they did nothing; on the third day, they mimicked a chewing motion with no actual gum. Scientists measured changes in...

Gum Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

Image © Zhenyakot | Getty Images Periodontitis, advanced gum disease caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth, may be linked to higher...

Omega-3s vs. Gum Disease

The omega-3 fatty acids from fsh oil that protect your heart might also be good for your teeth and gums. A new study reports that relatively modest amounts of omega-3s...

No Proof Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease

An expert review of 537 studies on periodontal disease and risk of heart attack or stroke has overturned the popular belief that healthy gums contribute to a healthy heart. A...

Omega-3 Fats May Be Good for Your Gums

...pills. More research is needed to determine if eating omega-3-rich foods promotes gum health or if other factors associated with omega-3-rich diets contributed to the observed gum health benefits. Meanwhile,...

Do Probiotics Help Gums and Teeth?

[Updated May 4, 2018] Q: A probiotic supplement claimed it supports the health of teeth and gums. Do these really help? Carole Palmer, EdD, RD, a professor at Tufts’ University...

Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

An important nutrient for reaching old age free of disease and disability might surprise you. According to a new Australian study, it’s dietary fiber – a nutrient that, by definition,...

Are Added Fibers Good for Our Health?

...The FDA review identified the following added fibers as meeting this definition of dietary fiber: beta-glucan, psyllium husk, cellulose, guar gum, pectin, locust bean gum, and hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose. Further, based on...

Nutrition 101 – Glossary – G

...periodontal (gum) disease characterized by gum inflammation, redness, swelling and a tendency to bleed. Relevance – It may be due to various factors such as poor dental hygiene or poorly...