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The Reasons Poop Is Usually Brown and What Other Colors Could Indicate About a Person’s Health

Human poop can come in a variety of colors, but is typically brown in a healthy person. In an episode of Today I Found Out, host Simon Whistler explains why brown is the norm and also what other colors could indicate about a person’s health.

Poop is brown due to bile from your gall bladder being metabolized by the bacteria in your intestines. This results in a byproduct called stercobilin, which, in turn, makes poop look brown-ish.

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