Chewing Gum Speeds Surgery Recovery: "In the study, 102 patients undergoing elective colon resection surgery were divided into two groups. Those in the control group received the standard fare after abdominal surgery -- sips of clear liquid. The patients in the study group were also given gum to chew at mealtimes."
Interesting stuff. I wonder if it can be replicated or anything. (While imagining chewing gum all gunky in my teeth.
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