Scientists aren't saying that smelling farts can prevent cancer. New research is saying that a compound FOUND in rotten eggs and farts when delivered as targeted treatment can prevent further cell damage in conditions like stroke, heart failure and dementia.

Of course, this led to reports all around the web that whiffing butts are healthy for you.

For health!

Hydrogen sulfide is naturally produced in the body, and when a disease stresses a cell, it generates tiny quantities of it to keep itself going.

Researchers harnessed it into a compound called AP39, which can be delivered into specific parts of cells that decay when disease strikes.

AP39 delivers the gas to ailing cells, which keep them alive. It protects mitochondria, which produces a cell's energy and helps determine if it lives or dies.