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11/27/2014 09:34 am ET Updated Nov 27, 2014

What Happens To Your Body When You Stuff Yourself Like A Turkey On Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving, and you know what that means -- it's time to unbuckle your belt and go to town on a plate piled high with holiday fare.

And if you're like us, you'll wind up more stuffed than your holiday turkey (or tofurkey, for you vegetarians)--and coping with stomach pain or bloating.

Why does overeating cause those symptoms? And what's the chemistry behind dyspepsia? For answers, check out the video above. It's the latest installment of the American Chemical Society's Reactions series.

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