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How many times a day does the average person pass gas?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The average person passes gas about 14 times a day (Howard Stern's guests were not included in statistical analysis). We all produce 1 to 3 pints of gas daily, and less than 1 percent of it smells. So passing gas is really nothing to be ashamed of, unless it comes in the middle of a job interview or during your wedding vows.
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