Allowing people fart into your face protects you from cancer – study finds

Smelling other people’s fart is not what most people would wish to do voluntarily. But different research findings have shown that smelling other people’s fart could be a very healthy addition to your routine. There are health benefits that you can get from doing so, among them is protection from cancer, stroke, heart attack and in fact aging. So you see, smelling other people’s fart is also an anti-aging therapy, according to one study. Here’s the story.

A team of researchers from the University of Exeter, a public research university in Exeter, United Kingdom, has said that smelling of partner’s fart has the tendency of prolonging life and reducing the threat of some terminal diseases. “It is good for you to inhale your partner’s stinky farts as the gases in them can combat diseases,” say the researchers.

The study, published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, analysed the impact of the gas hydrogen sulfide which humans produce in small amounts.

Although it was found to be noxious in large doses, researchers discovered that cellular exposure to small amounts of the gas can prevent mitochondrial damage which has many health implications.

One of the researchers, Dr. Mark Wood, said: “Although hydrogen sulfide 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. Surprisingly the gas in farts can actually reduce the risk of several life threatening illnesses including cancer, stroke and heart attacks.”

 

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According to researchers, it has also been proven to prevent arthritis and dementia in old age.

Professor Matt Whiteman, from the university’s medical school, added: “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,” he said.

According to the scientists, the research has shown that if AP39 is administered, in models of cardiovascular disease, 80 percent of the heart’s mitochondria cells survive under highly destructive conditions.

Early results also that show that AP39 can help to lower high blood pressure and also dramatically improve the chances of survival after a heart attack by slowing the heartbeat making it more efficient.

(Independent)

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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