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Health Tip: Controlling Gas

-- Gas can cause abdominal discomfort, belching, flatulence, and other symptoms.

Here's a list of gas-causing foods and activities, courtesy of the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse:

  • Eating too many carbohydrate-rich foods, high in starches, sugar and fiber. These include beans, dairy products, soft drinks and fruit drinks.
  • Drinking very quickly.
  • Activities that cause your stomach to fill with air, including chewing gum, smoking, and wearing dentures that are too loose.
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Posted: July 2008