The Appendix…Good Or Evil?

By  | April 15, 2018 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

The appendix gets a bad press.    It is usually treated as a body part that lost its function millions of years ago. All it seems to do is occasionally get infected and cause appendicitis.

Far from being an organ of evil, it serves a very useful function – by acting as a safe house for beneficial bacteria in our bodies.  It has been discovered that the appendix is very useful to the bacteria that help your digestive system function. They use it to get respite from the strain of the frenzied activity of the gut, somewhere to breed and help keep the gut’s bacterial inhabitants topped up. So treat your appendix with respect.

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