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Oxford crowned UK ‘farting capital’ with residents breaking wind 23 times a day

Oxford has been crowned the farting capital of Britain.

Residents in the top university city break wind 23 times a day, compared to the average of 15.

And it trumped other major
cities including Leeds, on 22 a day, and Norwich, on 21.

Sheffield came fourth with 17.5 daily farts, while Newcastle took fifth place with 17.4.

Edinburgh (16.93), London (16.9), Aberdeen (16), Glasgow (15) and Manchester (13) were also in the top 10 windiest cities.

The least flatulent was Cardiff, where adults guff just eight times a day, followed by Coventry on 9.6. Bristol (10.3), Nottingham (10.7) and Southampton (10.8) were also down the bottom.

Researchers found adults also use inventive ways to hide their wind problem, with 38% trying to hold it in and 35% moving away, while 13% try to cover up the noise by coughing.

The study by The Collective, which creates Kefir-cultured drinks and yoghurts using fermented milk, found the average person also burps 10 times a day.

But just four in 10 bother to cover their mouths when they do it.

The findings revealed 90% of adults think a healthy gut is important to their general wellbeing, although one in five often suffer with indigestion.

Health and fitness expert Lucy Gornall revealed that one of the key drivers behind an “unhappy” gut was stress.

She added: “I find many people are embarrassed or ashamed to talk about digestion and gut health, but they really shouldn’t be. A healthy gut means I’m happy, relaxed and full of energy."

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