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Mexican officials aren't listening to mom any longer. In response to a growing problem that is gumming up the streets in Mexico City, citizens have been told to either throw away or swallow their gum. But is that sound advice?
Chewing sugar-free gum can indeed cause weight loss, but it also leads to chronic bowel problems and diarrhea, German researchers have discovered. The intestinal complications are caused by sorbitol, a popular artificial sweetener.
Our councils spend an astronomical amount each year getting rid of the stuff on pavements and roads - the infamous chewing gum. So who would have thought we would ever make such a big deal about discovering a chewed up, hardened piece?