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What is the purpose of an appendix?

By September 10, 2014 - 12:08pm
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We all have an appendix, but what is the purpose of it? Why do we have an appendix if it can be removed?

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Hi John,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! I had my appendix taken out in the mid 90's and I haven't missed it since! lol

It has been said that the appendix is designed to protect good bacteria in the gut, but there is no real hard evidence to claim that it truly has a purpose. 

Here is a great article that goes into greater detail...I think you and our readers will find it interesting.


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