Effects of Swallowing Chewing Gum?

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Chewing gum is a type of sugary candy that has a rubbery feel. It is made out of chicle, which is a synthetic latex. Children are told that if they swallow chewing gum, it will have adverse effects and will take 7 years to pass out of your body. However, that is an urban myth. Although the body cannot process most of the materials in chewing gum, the gut moves the piece of chewing gum along and it is passed in a matter of within 2 days.
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It might get stuck in your throat but I doubt that will happen if you drink some water.
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It can't break the gum down like most food, but
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nothing happens. the elderly says that when you eat a bubble gum or chewing gum it's best that you don't swallow it because they believe it will be stuck on your stomach. That belief
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I DON'T - BUT I HAD A FRIEND, AND NOW HER KIDS - WHO COULDN'T PUT GUM IN THEIR MOUTH AND HAVE IT THERE 5 MINUTES LATER. YES IT IS AS BAD AS THEY SAY IT IS FOR YOU, GUM IS MADE NOT
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