Chewing Gum Research Paper

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Does chewing gum increase people’s speediness and accuracy on easy tasks? Scientist figured out that chewing gum can help with struggles to related to ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)problems.chewing gum will in fact help people concentrate, as well as increase people's speed and accuracy on simple cognitive tasks. Kids assigned to chew mint gum purportedly score 3% higher on standardized tests of math skills as widely reported in the press. But is this just one of the 5% of all possible untrue hypotheses statistically guaranteed to have some significant result in its favor in fact, it’s worse than that? Is the effect due to some other aspect of gum chewing as Michael Posner asks? Or might there be a real effect here of chewing mastication,…show more content…
In addition to memory, many studies have also shown that chewing gum can increase alertness. The chewing movement of the jaw is thought to stimulate nerves and parts of the brain associated with arousal, in addition to increasing blood flow. This may help people feel more awake or stay awake longer. Mint-flavored gum is thought to be especially useful for this purpose. http://www.wisebread.com Kelly Medeiros 24 April 2014 Topic Does chewing gum remove levels of anxiety and…show more content…
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of gum chewing for fourteen days on psychological status and physical and mental fatigue in healthy young adults.We assigned 50 volunteers randomly to an intervention group and a control group. Participants in the intervention group were requested to chew the gum twice per a day for fourteen days. The volunteers were required to complete a questionnaire related to lifestyle for baseline assessment. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Profile of Mood State, the World Health Organization Quality of Life 26, and assessment of physical and mental fatigue by visual analog scale were used at baseline, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks .At 2 weeks, the score of state anxiety was significantly lower in the intervention group than the control group. The intervention participants’ scores of depression-dejection, fatigue and confusion in POMS were better than the control group scores. Mental fatigue were also relieved after the intervention. At 4 weeks, there were no significant differences between both

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