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Does Gum Really Stay in Your Stomach for 7 Years?

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Published on May 17, 2016

This weeks Reactions takes us back to the playground. Rumor has it that gum stays in your stomach for 7 years but is there any truth to this? Science and chemistry can give us the answer to this age-old myth.

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Producer:
Elaine Seward

Writer:
Sam Lemonick

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Nancy McGreal, Ph.D
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Sophia Cai

Sources:
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/script...
http://science.nationalgeographic.com...
http://www.wrigley.com/uk/about-us/in...
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130...
https://www.dukemedicine.org/blog/myt...
http://u.osu.edu/buckmdblog/2009/12/0...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/art...
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10...

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