I always knew I was taking care of business for the right reasons.Â Thanks to the scientists behind Stinky farts may help regulate blood pressure for confirming it.
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 miceâ€™s blood vessels naturally make the gas and this action can help keep the rodentsâ€™ blood pressure low by relaxing the blood vessels to prevent hypertension (high blood pressure). This gas is â€œno doubtâ€ produced in cells lining human blood vessels too, the researchers said.