What is the purpose of your appendix?



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    The purpose of the human appendix is still somewhat of a mystery, however, various theories have been suggested as to what it could be.  Some believed it once harbored colonies of bacteria that helped us digest important nutrients in pre-historic diets.  Others believe that it plays some role in the production of anti-bodies and white blood cells.  The argument could be made that it’s sole purpose is to kill its host, as a ruptured appendix, if not treated properly, is fatal.

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    The appendix has no purpose.  It is located between the large and small intestines, off the cecum.  In a previous stage of human evolution it is thought to have aided in leaf digestion.  However, it is a vestigial organ, meaning that it no longer has a function.

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    Some think it has a role in immune function.

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