President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Gum chewing during sports is low risk. Chew if you like to, but there are few if any performance benefits.
No gum chewing during sports for kids 5 and younger due to a higher choking risk
The chewed mouthguard is the new fad in the NBA, replacing gum for many elite players
Gum chewing seems to be disappearing from the NBA but remains very popular among young athletes in all sports…