Chewing gum can help bowel cancer patients recover faster

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:30 AM IST
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LONDON Chewing sugar- free gum after operations can help bowel cancer patients get their digestive systems back to normal and recover faster, scientists say.

Studies have found that patients undergoing surgery likely to affect their bowel

function were fit enough to go home as much as two days earlier than other patients if they chewed gum. Its also found that chewing gum has helped new moms recovering from caesarean sections, as well as patients undergoing stomach surgery, who can suffer from painful cr&s until digestion returns to normal.

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