It is annoying to smell an unpleasant odor of a fart, right? But did you know that smelling flatulence can reduce the risk of having cancer. Scientists have discovered that the smell of the fart may bring good health benefits. Hydrogen sulfide a strong gas produced by bacteria as food is broken down through the gut, can fight off diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart attacks and dementia.
Exeter, one of the top universities in UK, discovered that the hydrogen sulfide, when breathe in for small doses, aids in the protection of cells and fight illnesses by helping to prevent mitochondria, that supplies energy production in the blood vessels and regulates inflammation.
Preventing and reversing mitochondria is one of major key in treating conditions such as heart failure, stroke, diabetes, aging, athritis and dementia.
"When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide.This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation. 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. Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive. While hydrogen sulfide gas is harmful in large doses, the study suggests that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria. You’ll have to decide for yourself, though, whether exposure to hydrogen sulfide in flatulence is worth the potential health benefits",
Professor Matt Whiteman from the University of Exeter's medical school said.
So fart more often because you might save others' lives.
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