EXETER, UK - The key to health may come down to controlling the amount of toot in your snoot.
Researchers at the University of Exeter claim the hydrogen sulfide contained in your flatulence can help fight cancer, stroke, dementia, and other maladies.
Professor Matt Whiteman explains, “when cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide.”
The compound then “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.”
The trick is regulation. The Mirror reports hydrogen sulfide “is toxic in large doses.” So scientists developed “a new compound named AP39 to assist the body,” in producing the correct amount of gas.
"Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39; mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive," Whiteman boasts.
For now, AP39 is in the testing phase.