A healthy fart?
We’re reading all over the web that the smell of flatulence can reduce your chance of developing cancer. It may even help prevent strokes and dementia. Well, that’s if you can believe reports from the Mail Online, a British online tabloid with a bit of a dicey reputation.
They reported July 10 that researchers at Exeter University have research that indicates that the gas emitted “is toxic in large doses but in tiny amounts it helps protect cells and fight illness.”
You have to wonder if it’s wishful thinking on the part of gassy scientists — or on the part of the journalists quoting them.