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What!!! Scientists Say Smelling Farts Prevents Cancer

This sounds unbelievable but scientists are saying that the smelly fowl gas which comes out of your butt as you fart can cure several diseases, including cancer. So when next someone releases from the butt, no matter the sound or deadly smell, keep your nose close because the gas prevents cancer.

This is not a hoax. Scientists out of the University of Exeter believe that smelling farts actually prevents cancer, among other diseases.

“Although hydrogen sulfide gas”—produced when bacteria breaks down food—”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,” Dr. Mark Wood said in a university release.

Although the stinky gas can be noxious in large doses, scientists believe that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria.

Researchers are even coming up with their own compound to emulate the smell’s health benefits.

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

So instead of getting upset the next time you catch a whiff… be thankful.


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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.


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  1. funny, how can a smelling fart cure cancel,he should prove this theory with an experiment to convince the masses

  2. Lol
    Fart that is harmful to health

  3. Amene chidera doris

    This is indeed unbelievable

  4. Though it sounds disgusting. This might actually. It should be tested to know if it can be trusted.

  5. Please scientists should cross check this funny experiment. How can fart cure cancer? this is really questionable.

  6. Lazarus kelvin chidiebube

    From smelling fart ,u can contact another sickness..them too dey find out ….139

  7. Nwangene blessing George

    This is funny

  8. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    This is another funny thing I have heard this year…please my people,come and fart let me enjoy d smell..

  9. Nwankwo Chinaza Blessing

    Bia scientists hope you guys wia not high during d experiment,abi una smoke weed 085

  10. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    hmmmmm nufin person no go see for scientists, fart asin mess,pollute cure cancer is OK ooo.086

  11. Chukwurah chunwike christopher

    There are many types of farts …

  12. *Speechless* this scientists are high on malnutrition 099

  13. Nwoye chisom precious,( Reg no- 074) - 200 level

    this is very funny…u people, u na be God

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