Chewing gum reduces ear infection risk in children | Finland | Scoop.it
Using data from more than 3,000 Finnish children in day care, researchers in Canada say children who chew gum or take other products laden with natural sweetener xylitol, including lozenges or syrop, have a 25 per cent lower risk of developing an ear infection....

Researchers at the University of Toronto recently performed a meta-analysis of three Finnish studies and found that children who chewed gum — or took other products laden with xylitol, including lozenges or syrup — had about a 25% lower risk of developing an ear infection compared to controls. The study is published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [1].