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Busting Myths About Your Stomach

The stomach is a source of many myths. There’s the one that says there’s a tight connection between personality type and ulcers (there is actually none). And many people believe that doing crunches will make your stomach smaller or help you lose your pot belly (neither is true). But how about these? Thin people get full sooner because their stomachs are smaller. Eating less will shrink your stomach. Heartburn commonly leads to ulcers. If a person with…

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