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Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« on: 28/11/2006 23:37:03 »
Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you ?
Does it get digested ?...if not ..why not ?

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #1 on: 29/11/2006 13:01:42 »
Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you ?
Does it get digested ?...if not ..why not ?


A single chewing gum is not bad, but many at the same time it is: it's problematic for intestine to eliminate it, it probably couldn't move it easily.
It's not digested (completely) because we don't have enzymes able to dissolve the gum part of it.
 

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #2 on: 29/11/2006 16:35:49 »
Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you ?
Does it get digested ?...if not ..why not ?


A single chewing gum is not bad, but many at the same time it is: it's problematic for intestine to eliminate it, it probably couldn't move it easily.
It's not digested (completely) because we don't have enzymes able to dissolve the gum part of it.

THANK YOU ALBERTO

I suspected it was not digested but then I thought that stomach acid is so strong that it would break anything down .

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #3 on: 29/11/2006 16:53:01 »
Dear me I have swallowed tons of chewing gum in me life.. On occassion I still do...Must stop!LOL
 

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #4 on: 29/11/2006 18:49:50 »
Dear me I have swallowed tons of chewing gum in me life.. On occassion I still do...Must stop!LOL

Me hopes this is not the reason for your tummy ache Mam !...
 

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #5 on: 27/01/2009 10:42:25 »
if anyone had ever died because the chewing gum they swallowed had blocked their gut and caused untold internal damage then it would have to carry a health warning in just about every country of the world.

All this nonsense about 7 years to digest is all cobblers, the body will get rid of it within at most 48 hours (about 7 or 8 hours if you have a curry the same night!).

People have been swallowing gum since it was invented and some swallow things a lot worse than gum, if you swallow a foreign object such as a diamond then old wives tales would surmise that as it took millions of years to become a diamond the best you could hope to pass is a lump of coal in about 3 million years, so worry about it, I think not....

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #6 on: 27/01/2009 10:58:48 »
You are probably right Jaydon Merrill, I remember being told as a kid 'it will get stuck on your appendix'. Nonsense.

But I still don't swallow it and wont be buying anything off your spammy link!

Oh! it's gone already, looks like you'll have to go elsewhere & pay for your advertising!!!
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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #7 on: 27/01/2009 15:35:13 »
My parents said I could die if I swallowed chewing gum, so I stopped using it - result (for them).
 

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #8 on: 27/01/2009 21:43:35 »
I'm sure that we swallow bigger things than gum!
 

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #9 on: 28/01/2009 09:09:32 »
I'm sure that we swallow bigger things than gum!

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #10 on: 28/01/2009 09:11:36 »
Alright, don't get too excited.
 

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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
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Re: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?
« Reply #12 on: 29/01/2009 00:39:46 »
Pheesh... I can do that.
 

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