Time recently reported that scientists at the University of Exeter discovered in its research that a compound in the smell of rotten eggs and flatulence might be useful, someday, in warding off cell damage in certain diseases.
The study states, "Synthesis and bioavailability of the endogenous gasomediator hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is perturbed in many disease states, including those involving mitochondrial dysfunction." Here is the study. Please comment below or contact Patch if you truly understand it.
Humans produce small amounts, during digestion, of hydrogen sulfide gas, during digestion. It's not good in large amounts, but small amounts, might prevent "mitochodrial damage," ultimately helping to prevent heart disease, strokes and other conditions and diseases, reported, Time.
For ten, well, interesting facts about flatulence, check out this article on Oddee.com.