A recent study presented at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting demonstrated that students who chewed sugar-free gum had improved test scores and grades.
The study done by Baylor college of medicine “took 108 eighth-grade math students from a Houston, Texas, charter school and divided them into two groups, following them for 14 weeks. One group chewed gum while doing homework and during test-taking situations. The other group did not chew gum at all.
The results were surprising. The gum-chewing students had a 3 percent increase in their standardized math test scores compared with those who did not chew gum. Also, the students who chewed gum had better final grades compared with the non-chompers. ”
The lead researcher on the study suggested that chewing gum could be used as an edge by students to perform better academically. Unfortunately, the researchers didn’t have access to Think Gum for this study, but we can assume the results would have been even more dramatic!
You can read the full story at CNN.