Gum gets bowels working after caesarean

Chewing gum is a cheap and easy way to restore gastrointestinal health, a meta-analysis confirms.

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CHEWING gum is beneficial in helping to reactivate bowel function following caesarean section, a meta-analysis confirms.

Five randomised controlled trials involving 850 participants were analysed to evaluate gum-chewing as a low-cost, non-pharmacological intervention to restore normal gastrointestinal health.

The study found that gum-chewing improved time to gas passage and first defecation compared with no gum-chewing.

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