Saskatchewan professor wants to dig deep into the health benefits of nose picking


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SASKATOON — If you don’t like gross things, this story is snot for you.

An associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan is trying to get more students interested in science by looking at the health benefits of picking your nose and eating it.

Scott Napper says nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviours, to consume different types of foods.

Napper says mucous traps germs and stops them from getting into our body, but if we consume that mucous, it could help train our immune system by exposing it to the germs.

I think the challenge would be getting volunteers to participate in this experiment

So he says when children have the urge to pick their nose and eat it, parents shouldn’t get upset.

Napper says he hopes to conduct a study where some type of molecule is…

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