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Health Post- Chewing Away Your Health!

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The next time you chew your gum, you may as well chew away your health! A sweetener used in sugar-free chewing gum, some toothpastes too, could be a severe health risk, doctors warned.Sorbitol, also known as E420 triggers severe weight loss, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Some patients has lost up to a fifth of their bodyweight as a result of excess intake of sorbitol. The dentists may recommend chewing sugar-free gum to increase saliva production, which reduces cavities and strengthens teeth but don't say you haven't been warned!