gastritis, pancreatitis, colitis and diabetes, therapist’s opinion


The use of chewing gum before meals threatens the development of gastritis, pancreatitis, colitis, says Vera Nazarova
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Improper use of chewing gum threatens the development of chronic gastritis, pancreatitis, colitis and diabetes. Vera Nazarova, a therapist at the Yamal Center for Public Health and Medical Prevention, told URA.RU about this.

“Chewing gum should not be consumed before meals and between meals, since chewing includes the entire digestive tract – stomach, duodenum, pancreas, small intestine. They begin to secrete juices to digest food. But when there is no food, the body has to digest its own mucous membrane. Hence there are chronic gastritis, pancreatitis and colitis. The pancreas begins to release insulin into the blood, which is not used, since there is no utilization of the food taken the day before. This increases the risk of developing diabetes,” explained Vera Nazarova.

Also, according to the therapist, chewing gum for a long time can cause tooth decay. “It must be remembered that chewing gum is not a substitute for a toothbrush. Prolonged chewing is associated with an increase in the impact on the oral cavity of the sugars in it, and the risk of caries, ”added Nazarova.

On this day, September 23, 1848, American John Curtis produced the first pine resin chewing gum at his home. Later, he began to add paraffin flavors to his products. Since then, September 23 is considered the birthday of chewing gum.

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Improper use of chewing gum threatens the development of chronic gastritis, pancreatitis, colitis and diabetes. Vera Nazarova, a therapist at the Yamal Center for Public Health and Medical Prevention, told URA.RU about this. “Chewing gum should not be consumed before meals and between meals, since chewing includes the entire digestive tract – stomach, duodenum, pancreas, small intestine. They begin to secrete juices to digest food. But when there is no food, the body has to digest its own mucous membrane. Hence there are chronic gastritis, pancreatitis and colitis. The pancreas begins to release insulin into the blood, which is not used, since there is no utilization of the food taken the day before. This increases the risk of developing diabetes,” explained Vera Nazarova. Also, according to the therapist, chewing gum for a long time can cause tooth decay. “It must be remembered that chewing gum is not a substitute for a toothbrush. Prolonged chewing is associated with an increase in the impact on the oral cavity of the sugars in it, and the risk of caries, ”added Nazarova. On this day, September 23, 1848, American John Curtis produced the first pine resin chewing gum at his home. Later, he began to add paraffin flavors to his products. Since then, September 23 is considered the birthday of chewing gum.

The article is in Russian

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