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Good News for Vegetarians with Flatulance

Sun, 21st Apr 2002

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Scientists at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in India have discovered that low intensity gamma waves, a kind of radiation used to sterilise foods and other things, can reduce the levels of oligosaccharides, the sugars responsible for causing flatulance, in vegetables ! Disturbingly enough the average person produces 4 to 5 litres of gas per day, and is exactly the same in men and women !


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