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Would You Please Pass the Gas? Can Sulfur Smell Combat Disease?

Researchers have, er, released some interesting findings this past week.

Eggs. Credit: Patch.com
Eggs. Credit: Patch.com
Some of you think it's hard to get in your daily dark, green leafy vegetables. Well, researchers have, apparently, identified a new cancer-fighting agent. Gas. Yes, human gas. And rotten eggs. 

Time recently reported that scientists at the University of Exeter discovered in its research that a compound in the smell of rotten eggs and flatulence might be useful, someday, in warding off cell damage in certain diseases. 

The study states, "Synthesis and bioavailability of the endogenous gasomediator hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is perturbed in many disease states, including those involving mitochondrial dysfunction." Here is the study. Please comment below or contact Patch if you truly understand it. 

Humans produce small amounts, during digestion, of hydrogen sulfide gas, during digestion. It's not good in large amounts, but small amounts, might prevent "mitochodrial damage," ultimately helping to prevent heart disease, strokes and other conditions and diseases, reported, Time. 

The researchers stressed that the testing is preliminary. 

For ten, well, interesting facts about flatulence, check out this article on Oddee.com.


david mokal July 14, 2014 at 11:58 PM
So I guess what you do I Fart in a zip lock bag then sniff when needed.
Laura Guenard July 15, 2014 at 06:48 AM
I know I have CFIDS go to sleepy dust.com Also my friend has ALS Thank you US Army
fatty arbuckle July 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM
pull my finger
Lisa Glickstein July 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM
This made morning radio too...to set the record straight, this "gas" (hydrogen sulfide) is produced in microscopic amounts inside of cells after a precursor drug is used on the cells. This has been shown previously to help cells fight stress-related death; the advance here is that the drug is linked to a fat for better delivery. No sniffing needed. So you can feel free to keep sending your offending dog and husband outdoors as necessary.
JohnnyMass July 15, 2014 at 07:00 PM
If this is true, we won't need Obamacare, because with all of the fart gas which comes from the mouths of Obama and Deval Patrick, all disease should be eradicated!

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