Where does gas come from?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
We have two main sources that power nature's rear-propulsion system. Gas comes from the air we swallow (20 percent) and the digestion of foods by bacteria in our intestines (80 percent). You can swallow less air by avoiding cigarettes, gum, carbonated beverages, or by eating and drinking more slowly.
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