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February 2005 Issue

Can Carbonation Cause Trouble? Facts About the Fizz You Drink

Q. I drink seltzer almost every day. Is the carbonation bad for me? A. In most cases, no. Most carbonated drinks are created by adding carbon dioxide gas. Typically, the gas is simply expelled from the body, either through burping or flatulence. However, there can be some gastrointestinal fallout.

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