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Effects of chewing gum on stress and health: a replication and investigation of dose-response

Smith, Andrew Paul ORCID: 2012. Effects of chewing gum on stress and health: a replication and investigation of dose-response. Stress and Health 29 (2) , pp. 172-174. 10.1002/smi.2430

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Research suggests that chewing gum may be associated with reduced stress, depression and a reduced likelihood of having high cholesterol and blood pressure. The present study aimed to replicate these findings and extend them by examining dose–response. A web-based survey was completed by a sample of 388 workers from public sector organisations (68.5% female; mean age: 42 years, range 17–64 years). The results showed that chewing gum was associated in a linear dose–response manner with lower levels of perceived stress (both at work and life in general), anxiety and depression. Occasional gum chewers also reported a reduced risk of high cholesterol and blood pressure. Intervention studies are now required to extend these findings, and the mechanisms underlying the effects reported here need further investigation

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
T Technology > TX Home economics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chewing gum ; Stress ; Depression ; Blood pressure ; Cholesterol
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1532-3005
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:35

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