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Minimize those gassy moments by getting the facts on flatulence.

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Question 1 of 10 Correct

How many women complain of having too much gas?

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The correct answer is: Sharecare expert Robin Miller, MD, estimates that one out of every four women she sees complains of having too much gas.

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Question 2 of 10 Correct

How many times a day do people pass gas?

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The correct answer is: The average person passes gas 14 to 15 times a day, says Dr. Oz. That's roughly half a gallon of gas per day.

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Question 3 of 10 Correct

True or false: Men pass more gas than women.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Men and women pass the same amount of gas.

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Question 4 of 10 Correct

True or false: Women have smellier gas than men.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Robin Miller, MD, says that some research suggests women have stinkier gas than men.

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Question 5 of 10 Correct

Which of these two foods is most likely to cause flatulence?

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The correct answer is: Whole grains produce a lot more material that travels to the lower intestinal tract, where bacteria eat it, leading to flatulence. But most starches, including potatoes, corn, pasta and wheat produce gas when they are broken down in the large intestine. Rice is the only starch that does not cause gas.

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Question 6 of 10 Correct

What's another flatulent food group?

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The correct answer is: Lactose -- the natural sugar in milk and milk products, such as cheese and ice cream -- is the big problem for many people who lack sufficient lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose. Some people are born with this enzyme deficiency, but as we age, lactase levels generally decline. That means that over time, we may find dairy products more difficult to digest, and more flatulence-inducing.

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Which of the following can decrease gas?

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The correct answer is: None of the above. Unfortunately, it's the opposite: Using straws or drinking from bottles with narrow openings, drinking bubbly liquids, eating and drinking too slowly, chewing gum and sucking on hard candies are all things that can cause gas. Increasing the fiber content of your diet too quickly may also bring on extra flatulence. Talk to your doctor about natural supplements that may help relieve gas.

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Which food causes stinky gas?

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The correct answer is: When sulfur-rich foods like eggs, meat, beer, beans and cauliflower are decomposed by bacteria, hydrogen sulfide gas, which has an especially unpleasant odor, is released. Avoiding these foods is the best way to limit the stink, but if it persists, try eating leafy green vegetables and probiotics, specifically lactobacilli GG, which can be found in some yogurts.

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Question 9 of 10 Correct

What is a natural remedy for gas and bloating?

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The correct answer is: Fennel seeds are a natural carminative, which means they help eliminate gas. Chew on a spoonful of seeds after you've eaten a big meal. Keep a small baggie with you for when you're on the go.

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Why does gas get worse with age?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Men and women's intestinal enzymes function differently with age, so food doesn't get metabolized at the same rate. Another thing that decreases with age? The effectiveness of our intestines and the strength of our pelvic muscles. When pelvic muscles weaken, gas tends to slip out more frequently. Hence the name "Old Fart!"

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