Gum in Your Stomach for 7 Years? Think Again...

Gum Stays in Your Stomach for Years

Parents across this country tell their kids that if they swallow a piece of gum, it could be stuck in their stomach for up to seven years! Fortunately, according to experts at The Ohio State University, this advice is far from fact; even though your body can’t process chewing gum, it doesn’t stay in your body for very long.

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April 2, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014