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Effects of Antacids on Digestion

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A man sits down to eat a large steak. Concerned about heartburn, he takes several antacid tablets before eating so as to neutralize his stomach acid.

Which of the following may result from this action?

A

Increased chemical digestion of the protein in the steak by the stomach.

B

Decreased absorption of the protein in the steak by the small intestines.

C

An increase in the peristaltic actions of the man’s digestive tract.

D

Increased urine production by the man's kidneys.