Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?

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Offline engineer2100

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Hi,
    I came to know of this wierd thing that eating Mint Chewing Gum makes you impotent. Is this true?....[?]

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« Last Edit: 27/01/2009 22:38:45 by chris »
 

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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #1 on: 30/01/2003 22:04:02 »
Well psychologists have shown that chewing gum can improve memory :
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/shows/2002.03.17.htm#2

...which makes it doubly sad if you can remember what to do, but you can't do it !

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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #2 on: 03/03/2003 11:43:47 »
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!


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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #3 on: 27/01/2009 10:43:30 »
If it's got artificial sweeteners in it, it could be dodgy - there are various theories about particular sweeteners causing cancer and taking the calcium out of your bones. Also some sweeteners have a laxative effect.

But chewing gum occasionally won't kill you. Just don't do it constantly if you're worried about side effects!...

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« Last Edit: 30/01/2009 09:33:06 by Jaydon Merrill »

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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #4 on: 27/01/2009 14:35:14 »
Hi,
    I came to know of this wierd thing that eating Mint Chewing Gum makes you impotent. Is this true?....[?]

Engi....


My dad chewed a lot of gum and I'm here.
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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #5 on: 27/01/2009 14:51:05 »
I heard a similar thing about Polos. Perhaps there is a chemical in them that if you ate several hundred packets at once there may be an effect, but I'm sure that you'd throw up long before that.

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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #6 on: 27/01/2009 15:54:25 »
Polo is good for your diet if you spit out the mint and just eat the hole!

Sorry, couldn't resist that.
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Re: Are there any side effects of eating mint chewing gum?
« Reply #7 on: 27/01/2009 15:57:12 »
MIL will be here later to tell you that eating holes is not language for a family website. Tut tut.