How long does it take to digest gum?

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How long does it take to digest gum?

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NOT 7 YEARS: Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it isn’t harmful if swallowed. An old wives’ tale suggests that swallowed gum sits in your stomach for seven years before it can be digested. But this isn’t true. If you swallow gum, it’s true that your body can’t digest it. But the gum doesn’t sit in your stomach. It progresses relatively intact through your digestive system and is excreted in your stool. More Here: http://ask.yahoo.com/20010223.html http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/… ********************************** Chewing gum can cause health problems in children if swallowed If a small child swallows chewing gum it can lead to a variety of health problems, including constipation, dental problem, throat ulcers, and coughing fits. Nemours Children’s Clinic in Orlando, USA have isolated “dozens” of cases whi

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