Today I came across a newly "released" scientific study of major importance that seems to pass the universal "smell" test as to it's veracity as "being good for your health".
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The Oxford dictionary describes the word flatulence as " a condition in which excessive gas builds up in the intestines and is then released, also known as farting, tooting, break wind, passing gas, cut cheese, the dog did it, and ripping.
Flatulence or Farting may stink to high heaven, but a new study suggests that the gas responsible for that foul odor may actually extend a person’s time on earth.
Scientists in the UK claim that hydrogen sulfide, the stinky compound that smells like rotten eggs which contributes to the flatulence stench, could have amazing health benefits.
Hydrogen sulfide can be toxic, but tiny amounts have been shown to help protect the mitochondria, which are known as the “powerhouses” of cells.
Study author Dr. Matt Whiteman of the University of Exeter explained that diseased cells draw in enzymes to create small quantities of the compound, which helps keep the mitochondria going and the cell alive.
“If this doesn't happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation,” he said in a release.
The scientists said they have created a new compound known as AP36 that harnesses the power of hydrogen sulfide and can deliver it to the mitochondria.
Protecting or reversing damage to this part of the cell is a crucial part of treating many conditions, including stroke, diabetes, heart failure and dementia.
Hydrogen sulfide “could in fact be a health care hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases,” study author Dr. Mark Wood said.
The team is working on advancing research to the stage where the compound can be tested in humans.
THE STUDY- CLICK HERE-was published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications.
Why do we fart? Why do farts smell? Passing gas may be embarrassing for most of us, but it might make you feel better to know that it's one of the most common bodily functions of all time. In fact, the word "fart" is one of the oldest words in the English language!
This led me on a quest to ascertain additional research about the topic that I can share with you below:
2) Why Do Farts Smell Bad?
3) People pass gas about 14-20 times per day
4) Farts Have Been Clocked At A Speed Of 10 Feet Per Second.
5) Holding Farts In Could Be Bad For Your Health
6) For Some Cultures, Farting Is No Big Deal
7) Farts Are Flammable
8) Termites Produce The Most Farts Of Any Other Animal
9) If You Hold Them In, They'll Just Come Out When You Sleep.
Before you think that my blog post of today stinks, perhaps consider to go ahead and enjoy those lentils. Chow down on the cabbage. Then if you stink a little, think of it as a thank you gesture gift from yourself.