What is the purpose of the appendix in the human body?

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Currently there are 2 scientific theories in regards of usefulness of the appendix. Per one the appendix is just a useless remnant from our evolutionary past, while other theory is, that the appendix acts as a storage for good bacteria, to help reboot the digestive system after diarrheal illnesses.

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While the appendix is not necessary to live, it is known to function as part of the immune system and some research suggests that it could be a harbour for beneficial gut bacteria.

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