No, this is not a joke people. A recent study, conducted by group of scientists at the University of Exeter, has found that smelling farts can actually prevent cancer and other diseases as well.
Dr. Mark Wood, a professor and a lead researcher at the University of Exeter said that although hydrogen sulfide gas, which is produced when bacteria breaks down food, is well known as a pungent, foul smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence. Well, this gas is naturally produced in the human body and could be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies against many different diseases.
Well, this stinky gas can be noxious in large doses. But, the scientists still believe that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria. The medical experts are even discovering their own compound to emulate the smell’s health benefits.
Dr. Matt Whiteman, a professor at the University of Exeter Medical School, mentioned that they have exploited this natural process by making a compound, which they’ve called it AP39, which slowly delivers small amounts of this gas, specifically to the mitochondria. He also said that their results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with this compound – AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive.
So, next time you catch a whiff, don’t be angry. You should be thankful, because as you can see, it can save your life and prevent many diseases, such as cancer. Thanks for reading and don’t forget – sharing is caring.