Chewing Gum Improves Mood

19 Sep

People who chewed gum for at least five minutes twice a day for two weeks showed improved levels of anxiety, mood and fatigue.  Their scores on tests of depression and mental fatigue were 47% better than the control group.  Chewing may increase blood flow to the brain and lower levels of stress hormones.


Source:  Bottom Line Personal,, September 1, 2012 Issue:  Chifumi Sato, MD, Department of Analytical Health Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, quoted in Men’s Health.


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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Health and Science


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