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Why do we pass gas? - Purna Kashyap

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Flatulence is a daily phenomenon. In fact, most human beings pass gas 10-20 times a day (yes, that includes you). Where does your bodily gas come from? Purna Kashyap takes us on a journey into the intestines, shedding light on how gas is made, which foods contribute most to its production...and why it stinks.

A symbiotic relationship such as the one between the billions of bacteria in a human’s intestines and a human is considered to be mutualism. List several ways both species benefit from one another by maintaining this relationship.

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  • Educator Purna Kashyap
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