Farts Reveals Cancer?
Could Your Farts Indicate Cancer or Other Diseases?
Well according to science, the answer may have been there all along as some scientist believe that bodily gas might be a tale-tell sign when detecting gastrointestinal diseases, including colon cancer.
Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, whose work was recently published in the Trends in Biotechnology journal, is doing research at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia to try and find a way to scientifically analyse people’s farts.
How? Don’t worry, no one will have to cut the cheese. They will use a method of putting stool samples in jars and recreating conditions similar to those in the large intestine. Sensors in the jar lids then record the gasses present. And if that doesn’t work… they’ll just use a smart gas-sensing pill – not at all like the Matrix.
Back to the Future, much? You haven’t heard the best part.
Here’s How It Works:
The patients will swallow the pill, the pill will detect the gasses in the stomach and transmit the data from the body, through an antenna (I’m not making this up) and can even send the data straight to your mobile phone. Shut the Front Door!
Dr Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh explained: ‘Being able to accurately measure intestinal gases could accelerate our knowledge about how specific gut microorganisms contribute to gastrointestinal disorders and food intake efficiency.
‘These high-tech capsules could also help people work out precisely how particular foods affect their guts.’
I want to know more!