Researchers are saying that gum can help kids score higher on tests.
A study at St. Lawrence University found that students who chew gum five minutes before a test scored higher than students who did not.
Past studies have found that physical activity increases brain performance.
Now, it looks like even the slighest activity helps the brain.
The study split 80 undergrads into two groups; chewers or no chewing.
Gum chewers either chewed throughout the test or before the test.
While those who chewed gum before the test had higher scores, the opposite happened to those who chewed gum throughout the test.
Who knew gum could be so helpful!
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