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  • What causes body odor?

  • Obviously sweat.

  • No.

  • Sweat is odorless.

  • What?

  • But how is that possible?

  • Our skin contains two types of sweat glands, eccrine glands and apocrine glands.

  • Eccrine glands are present all over our body.

  • They produce sweat which is mostly water.

  • Whereas, apocrine glands are concentrated in regions such as ear canals, armpits, etc.

  • They produce thicker sweat which has proteins.

  • Can I eat these proteins and become a bodybuilder?

  • Just listen.

  • We know that millions of bacteria are normally found all over our skin.

  • When apocrine glands produce sweat.

  • The bacteria on our skin breakdown the proteins in that sweat.

  • Releasing unpleasant smell which we call as body odor.

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What causes body odor? | #aumsum

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    AumSum posted on 2019/04/15
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