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Farts and Blood Pressure


#1

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20081023/sc_livescience/thestinkinfartscontrolsbloodpressure

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The Stink in Farts Controls Blood Pressure

A smelly rotten-egg gas in farts controls blood pressure in mice, a new study finds.

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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And mine smell like roses...


#2

Looks like I'm in great shape...

No hypertension in my future; just cans of aerosol.


#3

Finally, an excuse to let it flow freely...


#4

Just one more excuse I can use when my girlfriend complains about my gas ..


#5

This research was supported by grants from the U.S. Public Health Service and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as well as a Research Scientist Award.

These scientists are smart fellers, they felt smart.


#6

yep.


#7


This message is Ron Burgundy approved