Study finds no benefit to chewing gum after CRC surgery

03/18/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Colorectal cancer patients who chewed sugared gum after cancer surgery did not have faster recoveries and, in some cases, suffered side effects such as bloating and indigestion, according to a study from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Researchers said chewing gum did not prevent bowel obstructions or lead to faster first flatus or bowel movement, and it had no effect on hospitalization time.

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