Smelling farts could have significant health benefits

March 23, 2018
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Everyone would have had experience a time where you are in a lift and a great urgency to pass out gas just came over you. Instead of holding it in as you would always do, you should embrace your dirty deed with pride, as you may have just helped save someone’s life.

Studies in the UK, at the Universiry of Exeter found that the hydrogen sulfide gas found in rotten eggs and flatulence could reduce the chance of cancer, heart attack, strokes, arthritis, and dementia.

Scientists created a compound called AP39 that slowly delivers small, concentrated amounts of the gas to mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of cells that take in nutrients, break them down, and create energy. Preventing or reversing mitochondrial damage is considered key to treating a variety of ailments.

“Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive,” said Professor Matt Whiteman, of the University of Exeter Medical School.

Of course, hydrogen sulfide can prove deadly in large doses, meaning that sniffing a fart or two here and there is a much better and safer idea than, say, filling your house with rotten eggs.

So the next time you hear a fart beside you, don’t be too quick to shy away! Consider letting the stink sink in before running in the other direction and appreciate that hydrogen sulfide isn’t all bad.

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