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October 1999 Issue

10 Tips on How to Fend Off Embarrassing Flatulence

We've all been there…a quiet room…an elevator…a car…or any place where others are in close proximity and can't help but detect what everyone pretends not to notice–-the passing of intestinal gas, or flatulence in medical-speak. Researchers (yes, some medical professionals make scientific study of this bodily function) have found that, on average, individuals experience about 15 to 20 episodes of flatulence a day. This gas is produced in the colon by bacterial fermentation

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