Farting has secret health benefits that could help to fight cancer, strokes, heart attacks and dementia, claim scientists.
And not just to those who suffer from wind, but also for those who smell it!
Researchers at Exeter University conducted a study into flatulence, and the findings are clearly a surprise!
When you fart you release a chemical called Hydrogen sulphide. Hydrogen sulphide is toxic in large doses but in smaller amounts it actually helps protect cells and fight illness.
Hydrogen sulphide helps to preserve mitochondria, which drive energy production in blood vessel cells and regulate inflammation, and without it the cell can switch off and die.
They believe it will help prevent or reverse mitochondrial damage, important when fighting stroke, heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, dementia and ageing.
So, there you go. Or should we say, let it go …