In the chewing-gum
group, the patients were prescribed to chew a sugar-free gum (Orbit; The Wrigley Company) for 5 minutes immediately after this visit and repeated 8-hourly for one week.
Dr Griffiths told the inquest he would be filing a "yellow-form report" to the UK's Drug Monitoring Unit to flag up a possible harmful reaction from large amounts of everyday sweeteners, such as aspartame, which are in chewing-gum
and fizzy drinks and diet products.
The authors said: "Given that chewing-gum
benefits self-rated alertness, the present study builds upon earlier work showing beneficial effects of chewing-gum
in the latter stages of a 30-minute visual attention task.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of chewing-gum
therapy in the reduction of postoperative paralytic ileus following gastrointestinal surgery.
The Compressed Powder Gum (CPG) is a unique technology, using a "cold" and "dry" process to make fortified chewing-gum
tablets, which does not destroy the active principles added to the gum, offering a new drug delivery system along with the beneficial oral effects of a traditional chewing-gum
manufacturers are already worried that some councils might call for a tax on their product to pay for the costs of cleaning it up.
industry recently reported that sales were down sharply.