Chewing Gum And Bubble Gum

February 17, 2009

Chewing gum helps in kidney dialysis

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LONDON: A study has revealed that a phosphate-binding ingredient in chewing gum can help dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Vincenzo Savica and Lorenzo Calò of the universities of Messina and Padova, Italy, respectively, tested patients with high levels of phosphate in the blood to see whether there might be a benefit to binding salivary phosphate. The findings — published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology — showed that chewing gum could maintain proper phosphate levels and also help prevent cardiovascular disease in patients. agencies.

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