Chewing gum headaches

Headache. 1997 Nov-Dec;37(10):665-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1997.3710665.x.


Aspartame, a popular dietetic sweetener, may provoke headache in some susceptible individuals. Herein, we describe three cases of young women with migraine who reported their headaches could be provoked by chewing sugarless gum containing aspartame.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspartame / adverse effects*
  • Aspartame / analysis
  • Chewing Gum / adverse effects*
  • Chewing Gum / analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Migraine Disorders / chemically induced*


  • Chewing Gum
  • Aspartame