The University of Exeter believes to have found that smelling farts, your own or other people’s, can actually prevent cancer and many other diseases.

Scientist Dr. Mark Wood explains that hydrogen sulfide gas is produced when the bacteria in our body decomposes the food we eat.

What makes one’s fart smells?

It is the natural production of this gas that makes our farts smell.

The stinky gas could turn out to be a real lifesaver.

Scientists have found that it has special qualities that could be significant for the medical treatment of many diseases.

Before you start eating a whole tin of beans, it must be said that it can be harmful in large doses.

But the odd smell, every now and again, is considered healthy and could potentially reduce the risk of getting cancer, heart attacks, strokes, arthritis and even dementia by protecting the mitochondria.