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What does your appendix do?


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The function of the appendix is unknown. One theory is that the appendix acts as a storehouse for good bacteria, to reboot the digestive system after diarrheal illnesses. Other experts believe it’s a useless remnant from our evolutionary past. Surgical removal causes no observable health problems.

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The appendix sits between the large and small intestines. Its function is uncertain among medical professionals. Some believe that it is a storehouse for good bacteria, “rebooting” the digestive system after diarrheal illnesses. Others believe that it is a useless remnant from our evolutionary past.

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