chewing gum diarrhea

chewing gum diarrhea

A type of osmotic diarrhoea caused by an excess of sugarless chewing gum, which contains hexitols—e.g., sorbitol and mannitol; hexitols are major constituents of sugar-free dietary foods, are not metabolized by bacteria, remain in the GI lumen, and increase intraluminal osmotic pressure, resulting in diarrhoea

chewing gum diarrhea

A type of osmotic diarrhea caused by an excess of sugarless chewing gum, which contains hexitols–eg, sorbitol and mannitol; hexitols are major constituents of sugar-free dietary foods, are not metabolized by bacteria, remain in the GI lumen, and ↑ intraluminal osmotic pressure, resulting in diarrhea