A recent survey conducted by The University of Exeter has shown that exposure to hydrogen sulfide — a.k.a farts, could prevent disease and even cancer.
The study, published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications journal, found that hydrogen sulfide gas in rotten eggs and flatulence could be a key factor in treating diseases.
“Although hydrogen sulfide gas 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 with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases,” Dr. Mark Wood, a professor at the University of Exeter, said in a statement.
So, next time you want to give your girlfriend a dutch oven, she should consider herself lucky that you could potentially be saving her life!
Well done internet.