Why do certain foods cause heartburn?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Certain foods, like chocolate and onions, release an angle between the esophagus, where food goes down, and the stomach, so that stomach acid can back up in the esophagus. Watch Dr. Oz explain more about what causes heartburn.

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