According to some researchers, smelling your partner’s fart can result in your long life. Yes, you read it right and it is a proven fact coming from a research team at the University of Exeter. It is good for you to inhale the gases of ‘farts’ to fight some diseases.
So, if you find your partner looking at you in a weird manner, you know why.
A study analysed the impact of hydrogen sulfide gas produced by humans in small amounts. According to these scientists, the small intake of this gas can prevent mitochondrial damage which has many health implications. Although, the large doses can be noxious.
According to Dr Mark Wood, a researcher,
"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."
It is a surprising fact to know that farts can result in the reduction of various life-threatening diseases such as stroke, cancer, and heart attacks.
Some scientists claim that the compound can be sent to specific cells in different parts of the body.
Professor Matt Whiteman added to this:
"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."
The research analysis that if we administrate AP39, in models of cardiovascular disease, four-fifths of the heart's mitochondria cells survive in a severe situation.
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