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Chew Gum, Lose Weight? Hormone That Helps People Feel "Full" After Eating Can Be Delivered Into Bloodstream Orally, Syracuse University Study


11/22/2011 7:16:05 AM

Most people understand that serious weight loss requires changing attitudes toward what they eat and how often they exercise. But, what if the process could be aided by simply chewing a stick of gum after meals? That's the question a team of scientists, led by Syracuse University chemist Robert Doyle, is trying to answer. In a groundbreaking new study, Doyle's team demonstrated, for the first time, that a critical hormone that helps people feel "full" after eating can be delivered into the bloodstream orally.

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