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Is Your Appendix Actually Useless?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Many textbooks suggest that the appendix is nothing more than a vestigial organ, something that used to serve a purpose but now is useless. 00:29

  2. In a study out of Duke University states that the appendix is a safe house for good bacteria. 00:46

  3. An overreactive immune system can lead to obstruction of the intestines, which in turns leads to appendicitis. 01:33