Whether you workout every day, work long shifts standing all day or generally spend most of your day on-the-go, there's a good chance you spend a lot of time surrounded by other people. And that's exactly why your body odor needs to be under control—no one wants to be around someone with swamp pits. Luckily, good deodorants and antiperspirants help with just that. Deodorants eliminate smells caused by bacteria that form in your moist underarms, while antiperspirants prevent sweat from forming so bacteria can't grow.
For most, putting on deodorant is a necessary ritual on par with brushing teeth or washing hands. But for people who produce no armpit stench, it is totally unnecessary. Despite that, nearly three-quarters of those people still use deodorant daily, a new study finds. The findings, published today Jan. It sort of suggests to me that there are a lot of conformists around," said study co-author Ian Day, a genetic epidemiologist at the University of Bristol. Several years ago ago, scientists discovered that a gene called ABCC11 determined whether people produced wet or dry earwax.
So THAT'S Why Some People Don't Need To Use Deodorant
New research by the University of Stirling has found that men who are perceived low in masculinity can significantly increase this by applying deodorant, but that this is not the case for men who already have high levels of masculinity. The study investigated what effect wearing deodorant has on assessing masculinity and femininity. The research confirmed that females appear to be, in some way, more sensitive or attentive to odour cues than males.
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