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Chewing Gum Can Cause Headaches

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If you suffer from headaches and also chew gum you may want to squash the gum chewing habit.

Researchers found that 86-percent of a group of gum-chewing headache sufferers saw significant improvement when they gave up gum for a month. All participants who went back to chewing their gum after the experiments had an immediate relapse of their symptoms.

One researcher explains that the act of chewing can lead to muscle tension and fatigue in the jaw, and that the aspartame found in gum may trigger head pounding. Experts say to see if chewing gum is the culprit of your headaches switch to aspartame-free mints for a month and see if your symptoms improve.

[Men's Health]

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