Lockdown is causing Brits to fart more – how flatulant is your town?


LOCKDOWN Brits are farting more, a poll found.

A diet of fast food, takeaways and less activity has led to millions suffering with trapped wind, figures show.

Fast food, takeaways and less activity has caused Brits to trump more than usual

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Fast food, takeaways and less activity has caused Brits to trump more than usualCredit: Getty – Contributor

Almost half the population – 40 per cent – say they are suffering increased flatulence.

The problem was highlighted in January when fitness guru Joe Wicks let rip in front of 800,000 people during one of his live online PE classes.

Brighton emerged as the farting capital with 49 per cent of those asked owning up to a problem.

Some 45 per cent of people from Manchester said they are farting more than usual and 44 per cent of people from Glasgow said the same.

Geordies are the fourth biggest farters along with people from Cardiff and Norwich with 41 per cent saying it is a problem.

London polled fifth on 40 per cent followed by Sheffield on 38 per cent in sixth place and Bristol seventh on 37 per cent.

Birmingham came eighth on 36 per cent with Nottingham at the bottom of the table with 35 per cent of people saying they had been farting more.

A further 41 per cent of Brits said they suffered with bloating.

Heartburn caused a problem for 40 per cent and stomach pain for 37 percent.

Over 80 per cent of people said they suffered from gut health issues at one time or another.

Gut-friendly food firm Biotiful asked 2,000 UK adults if they are suffered from flatulence.

Spokeswoman Natasha Bowes said: “This research shows there is still more to do when it comes to raising awareness of how to look after your gut.”

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