How you can limit your gas production

Published: October, 2007

12 tips for dealing with flatulence.

Chaucer, Mel Brooks (of course!), even Ingmar Bergman (in the opening scene of Fanny and Alexander) have all used flatulence to get some laughs. But in excess, which often involves a painful bloated feeling, flatulence isn't much fun for the person having it — or those nearby.

In 2007, the American College of Gastroenterology put out a helpful list of 10 tips for dealing with intestinal gas. We did some of our own research, made some additions, and ended up with an even dozen.

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