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Scientists Say the Smell of Farts Can Prevent Cancer And Other Diseases

Mini Malabanan

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It may be silent but definitely not deadly. Scientists at the University of Exeter have recently revealed that the smell of flatulence has potential healing properties.

Their findings revealed that hydrogen sulfide gas, which is found in the smell of rotten eggs and human fart, can reduce your risk for diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, stroke, arthritis, as well as dementia.

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In the study published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, the impact of hydrogen sulfide gas on the cell’s mitochondria was examined.The smelly gas is noxious in large doses, yet it was discovered that cellular exposure to smaller amounts of hydrogen sulfide may prevent mitochondrial damage.

Smelling farts can be good to your health.

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According to scientists, the cells draw in enzymes to produce “minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide” which protects the mitochondria when disease stresses the cells.

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“We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria,” said Matt Whiteman, professor at the University of Exeter.

“Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive,” he added.

But before you go inhaling farts, it should be noted that the experiment was limited to cell exposure in the laboratory. This means that the research done is still preliminary and researchers are “working toward advancing the research to a stage where it can be tested in humans.”

Source: Time, SunnySkyz

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