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Silent, But Far From Deadly

By Wyatt Earp | October 29, 2008

Go eat your beans folks; farting is actually good for your heart:

The unpleasant aroma of the gas, called hydrogen sulfide (H2S), can be a little too familiar, as it is expelled by bacteria living in the human colon and eventually makes its way, well, out.

The new research found that cells lining mice’s blood vessels naturally make the gas and this action can help keep the rodents’ blood pressure low by relaxing the blood vessels to prevent hypertension (high blood pressure). This gas is “no doubt” produced in cells lining human blood vessels too, the researchers said.

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HA! Now you all have an excuse the next time you let one loose! You are creating global warming for medicinal purposes.

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