Recent studies have shown that sugar free chewing gum helps patients who undergone surgery after their operation to make their digestive system better. The concept is Chewing gum can stimulate saliva which willhelp in the release of enzymes in pancreas, then that stimulates gastro – intestinal activity.
They conducted clinical trials on many patients’ results yet to declare. But the surgeon said so far patients responding well to it. Now surgeons at University College London Hospital are asking patients booked for bowel cancer surgery to bring supplies of sugar-free gum with them, to be chewed three times a day, for an hour, after their operation. Chewing gum has helped new mothers recovering from caesarean sections as well.