Department of Clinical Medicine

Farting is healthy!

Professor Trygve Hausken of the Department of Clinical Medicine distinguishes between ”the guerrillas” and ”the noisy farts”, and says to NRK Hordaland that farting is healthy.


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-If we hadn’t had flatulence, we would have packed in rather quickly, says Hausken. The gas actually contains vital nutrients. Altogether 30 litres of gas passes through the intestinal system per 24 hours. Up to 2,5 litre of the gas is released. Most of us breaks wind somewhere between 10 to 22 times per 24 hours.

Read the article here (Norw.).

This clearly illustrates that there is a wide variety of competence areas at our department! Nevertheless, we kindly ask all our colleagues to preferably perform this healthy activity outdoors.