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Old 20 July 2017, 02:50 AM
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It is widely accepted that the ingestion of some fecal matter is good for you. That's how bacteria that make your guts work get transferred across the population.

Many animals regularly eat the droppings of others for this reason.

People take poop pills. (e.g. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-s...ing-infections)

Some have expressed the concern that on extremely long space fights (measured in generations), the small population and extremely small bacteriome might lead to a failure of the digestive bacteria leading to serous health problems.
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