New research shows clenching your cheeks together won't get rid of the stinky issue. In fact, it may only leave the airy odor to leak out elsewhere. 

Nutrition and dietetics professor, from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Clare Collins wrote an essay for The Conversation explaining a new phenomenon about gas.

Holding in a flatulent doesn't make it go away, the self-proclaimed "Fart-Expert" explained.

Apparently, the gas can become reabsorbed in the bloodstream, which with nowhere else to go, will end up escaping out of your mouth.

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