Chewing Gum May Help Reduce Stress According To New Research
Study presented at the 2008 10th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
WHAT: “An investigation into the effects of gum chewing on mood and cortisol levels during psychological stress,” presented at the 2008 10th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, found that chewing gum helped relieve anxiety, improve alertness and reduce stress among individuals in a laboratory setting.* The study examined whether chewing gum is capable of reducing induced anxiety and/or acute psychological stress while participants performed a battery of ‘multi-tasking’ activities. The use of chewing gum was associated with higher alertness, reduced anxiety and stress, and improvement in overall performance on multi-tasking activities.
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