Smelling Your Partner’s Farts Might Actually Help You Live Longer
We don’t believe that anyone in this world loves to smell someone else’s farts, even your loved ones. But a recent study showed that smelling your partner’s farts can be beneficial for living a longer life.
Research conducted at the University of Exeter confirm that your partner’s flatulence may help you extend your life and can also improve your health. Despite the smell, the hydrogen sulfide is harmless when released in small quantities, but when exposed to a high concentration of the hydrogen sulfide may deteriorate your health, including various respiratory and nervous system disorders.
This new study, that was published by the researchers in the Medical Chemistry Communications journal, did an analyze of the impact of the gas on humans. The people were exposed to a certain quantity of the gas, and found to be poisonous in large doses, but they also discovered that small amounts of the gas can prevent mitochondrial damage, which in turn has many further health implications.
Mark Wood, one of the lead researchers in the study, said: “Although hydrogen sulfide 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.”
Hydrogen sulfide showed that can be of benefit when in small amounts, it eventually decreases life-threatening conditions such as heart failure, cancer, and stroke. It has also shown that can prevent diseases like dementia and arthritis.
The ultimate success from the study was the synthesis of a new compound named AP39, which ensures your body produces and retains the right amount of hydrogen sulfide and which researchers believe will be key to the inception of future therapies.
To explain how this is going to work, it’s important to know how your body fights illness at a microbial level. For example, when your cells become attacked by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide. This keeps the mitochondria—the powerhouse of the cell active and allows the cells to fight off the disease and live. If this process stops, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival.
Their research also indicates that releasing AP39 to attacked mitochondria may help the cells to survive, for around 80% of them. Some early results also suggest that AP39 helps balancing the blood pressure and increases the chances of survival after a heart attack by slowing down a person’s heartbeat.
Since the researches are still new and in progress, the scientists are eager to find out new ways how to treat illnesses and to create for yourself a better and healthier life out of the simplest things. Like farts.