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What Role Does Hydrochloric Acid Play In Your Stomach?

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Hydrochloric acid stimulates the production of hormones and destroys some of the harmful bacteria and other microorganisms in food particles. It aids in chemical digestion, and helps to break down certain nutrients. Too much hydrochloric acid, however, can rupture the lining of the stomach and cause ulcers.
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HCl is involved in catabolism of food's into anabolism of nutrients which is the basis of metabolism.

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