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Squat or sit?

( Updated: 2015-11-28 08:31


Squat toilets are beginning to disappear as China becomes more westernized, but they remain a lingering nuisance. Though they are difficult to use and possibly may require you to bring your own toilet paper- Chinese continue to use them. Why? Because squat toilets actually have many health benefits. Squat toilets are "a more comfortable and efficient method of answering the call of nature." In addition, it has been reported that the squatting position can help prevent cancers of the colon. It also prevents appendicitis and hemorrhoids.

Squat or sit?

A woman displays how to flush water automatically at the technology exchanging exhibition On May 14, 2015. [Photo/IC]

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