Demystifying Medicine Video

Have you ever swallowed chewing gum and wondered what the health effects would be or if it would stay in your stomach for the next 7 years? Well, look no further! This video debunks the myth and explores what happens in the digestive system when food is swallowed normally versus when chewing gum is swallowed. It explores the properties of chewing gum and its effect on the digestive system.

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