Silent, not deadly; how farts cure diseases | Dean Burnett | Science |

A recent study from the University of Exeter has been reported as showing that smelling farts can cure cancer, as well as many other diseases. Although the study itself doesn’t actually say this at any point, if farts do have healing powers it would have numerous wide-reaching implications


Senior man looking down at plastic clothes peg on nose, close-up bad smell

Something smell rotten about these reports of farts curing diseases. Photograph: 33344.000000/Getty Images


Of course, for many in the media, “hydrogen sulphide delivery helps prevent disease damage in cells in certain disease models” will always be trumped by “farts cure cancer” when it comes to headlines.


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