Smelling Your Partner's Fart Will Make You Live Longer - New Research

New Research Claims Smelling Your Partner's Fart Will Prolong Your Life

According to a new scientific research, smelling your partner’s farts may aid your longevity. This study was carried out by a research team at the University of Exeter, who discovered it is nice for you to inhale your partner’s smelly farts as the gases in them can help fight some certain diseases.

The study which was published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, analysed the impact of the gas hydrogen sulfide which humans produce in small amounts.

Although, it was found to be noxious in large doses, researchers discovered that cellular exposure to small amounts of the gas can prevent mitochondrial damage which has many health implications. 

One of the researchers, Dr. Mark Wood, 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. Surprisingly the gas in farts can actually reduce the risk of several life threatening illnesses including cancer, stroke and heart attacks."

According to the researchers, it was revealed that it has also been proven to prevent arthritis and dementia in old age. Creating a new compound know as AP39, the team at the University believe this can hold the key to future therapies as it ensures that the body retains and produces the right amount of hydrogen sulfide. 

Researchers claim that this compound can be delivered to targeted cells in the body and placed inside. Professor Matt Whiteman, from the university’s medical school, added: "When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide. This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.

"We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria. Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive."

The scientists further explained that the research has shown that if AP39 is administered, in models of cardiovascular disease 80 percent of the heart’s mitochondria cells survive under highly destructive conditions. 

Early results also show that AP39 can help to lower high blood pressure and also dramatically improve the chances of survival after a heart attack by slowing the heartbeat making it more efficient. The team are now working towards testing the compound in humans. 

This research is interesting but of course in its early stages with no final conclusions being made. However, next time your partner has a go at your for farting, tell them you are doing it out of the kindness of your heart. You should also ensure you enjoy your partner's fart too - Lol. As the saying goes, 'couples that fart together, stay together'. Relationship experts says farting is good for a love relationship, so enjoy yourselves farting without remorse.