This may sound hard to believe, but according to new research, your farts may be very practical – not just for you, but for people around you.
New research from the UK reveals that farts can fight cancer and other deadly diseases and illnesses, reports The Mirror.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at Exeter University in England, concluded that one should not retain their farts. On the contrary, it is healthy for you, and even those around you, if you release them.
Human gases contains hydrogen sulphide which in very large doses may be toxic. But according to this new research, the hydrogen sulfide contained in a fart is fine since it is in smaller doses. And as it turns out, these small doses can help prevent cancer, dementia, stroke and heart attacks, reports The Mirror.
The researchers behind the study are now seeking to use this new information to produce medication containing hydrogen sulphide from farts.
“We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the disease,” researcher Matt Whiteman told The Mirror.