Although the whiff of bottom-wind isn’t the most pleasant of smells, a new study reveals that an occasional sniff of farts could help prevent major disease.
The study, undertaken at the University of Exeter in the UK, discovered that a gas emitted in expelled bodily gas – hydrogen sulphide – can be used to stop cell damage.
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Dr. Mark Wood said on news website The Week: “Although hydrogen sulfide gas is well-known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases.” The study goes on to say that breathing in the stinky fumes can reduce the risk of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia.
It seems those ‘silent but deadlies’ may not be so deadly after all!
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