To limit sweet indulgences, chew, chew, chew

By Janet Raloff, 11:43 AM April 20, 2009

Chewing sugarless gum throughout the afternoon can significantly curb your cravings for sweet snacks. Gum chewing also makes people feel more energetic and alert through the p.m. doldrums than when they pass the hours gumfree. And when gum chewers do snack, they consume fewer calories than on gum-less days.

Or so concludes a new study, reported yesterday morning at the Experimental Biology meeting, in New Orleans. It was (surprise, surprise) funded by the Wrigley Science Institute, a four-y...

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