A new, unconventional cancer diagnosis... Would you try it?

Scientists have, for a long time, been trying to find the link between gasses released in human flatulence and our health. Sometimes we make up our own mind about someone’s health if they pass wind while near us, but these scientists want to take a much more serious snapshot of our health.

According to The Daily Mail, researchers plan to ferment feces and mark gases in the human body to identify cancer and other health problems using a somewhat unconventional system.

The device is a 10mm long capsule that looks just like any pill. The patient can swallow it and as it passes through the body it will measure the concentration of intestinal gases using a built in sensor and a wireless high frequency transmitter.

The data can then simply appear on a connected iPhone and doctors and scientists can find any correlations or alarm bells.

Professor Kalantar-zadeh from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, a lead researcher, said that current non-invasive methods of measuring intestinal gas, such as breath testing, were unreliable. “Being able to accurately measure intestinal gases could accelerate our knowledge about how specific gut microorganisms contribute to gastrointestinal disorders and food intake efficiency.”

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So there we have it!

It’s an interesting concept and a lot less invasive than other cancer diagnosis tools. But would you really try it?

Share your thoughts in the comments below… Would you like to see this become common?