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Do acidic foods cause heartburn?

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Updated May 13, 2008

Foods don't cause heartburn just because they are acidic.
Some acidic foods, such as orange juice, do cause problems for heartburn sufferers, but it isn't because of the acid content. Even nonacidic orange juice causes problems for some people. A particular food may cause heartburn for some people and not for others, so it's important to keep a food log or diary to find out what foods trigger your heartburn.

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