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11 Important Facts About Abdomen Your Doctor Never Told You, #9 Is Surprising 

Everything you need to know about abdomen. 

11 Important Facts About Abdomen Your Doctor Never Told You, #9 Is Surprising 
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Abdomen is present between thorax and pelvis of the human body. As major part of the alimentary canal is present inside the abdomen, absorption and digestion of food occurs inside it. There are several little known facts about abdomen. Let's check out few important facts about abdomen that your doctor never told you. 

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1) Abdomen provides support and posture to the body. 

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Thus, it is important to exercise abdominal muscles regularly to strengthen your body. 

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2) Yoga and jogging help in strengthening and balancing your abdominal muscles. 

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Healthy abdominal muscles help in combating back aches, spasms and injuries due to stress or strain. 

3) Transverse abdominal muscle is responsible for body posture.

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It is the deepest muscle,  thus can't be touched from outside the body. 

4) Breakdown of food occurs in the abdomen. 

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However, only the first part of digestion takes place in the abdomen. The tiny food particles called chyme leaves the abdomen and move to the intestines for the further digestion process. 

5) Sugary foods are digested quickly by the abdomen. 

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On the other hand, protein and fat rich foods take time in the digestion process. Thus, it is always recommended by dieticians to eat protein rich food as you don't feel hungry quickly. 

6) Besides digestion, abdomen also has an important role in immune system. 

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It serves as the first line of defense for the immune system. The presence of hydrochloric acid in abdomen provides immunity from bacteria and viruses that might enter your body during ingestion. 

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7) Drinking soda or carbonated beverages cause a lot of air in your abdomen. 

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When you consume your meal, a small amount of air also enters your abdomen along with the food particles. However, you can get rid of this excess air by burping after your meal. 

8) Ever pondered about the capacity of your abdomen? 

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One of the amazing facts about abdomen is its tendency to carry large amount of food. An adult abdomen can hold around 1.5 liters of food/drink. 

9) The size of abdomen is similar in both thin and fat people. 

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However, the change in size of abdomen might be caused due to surgery.

10) People suffering from abdominal obesity can fall prey to many chronic diseases. 

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Some of these diseases include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma and hypertension. 

11) The abdomen inside injury can cause damage to the organs present inside it. 

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