Smelly farts could help stave off cancer

Published Monday, Nov 9 2015, 18:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
While smelly farts might make you recoil in horror, they could save your life.

Scientists have revealed hydrogen sulphide, which gives trumps their gross stench, can actually protect cells and fight illness.

Cancer, strokes, heart attacks and dementia – parps could stave them all off.

Farts could help stave off cancer according to new research

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In large amounts, the gas can be toxic. But researchers have developed a drug that can deliver small, gradual amounts to the body.

The stinky medication, AP39, is still being tested by experts at Exeter University, but could be a significant medical breakthrough.

Professor Matt Whiteman told The Daily Star: "When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulphide.

"This allows cells to live. If this doesn't happen the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.

"Our research results indicate if stressed cells are treated with this compound, cells stay alive."

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