Chewing gum may prevent ear infections - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Chewing gum may prevent ear infections

Posted: Updated:

A natural sweetener used in gum and mints may help prevent ear infections in children!  Xylitol, also known as birch sugar, has been shown to have antibacterial properties in lab tests.  Researchers at the University of Toronto wanted to test its effects on ear infections.   They found that healthy young children, who chewed gum with xylitol in it, had nearly a third fewer ear infections than kids who chewed gum with a different sweetener.

Copyright 2011 KCBD.  All rights reserved

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.