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01 June 2017

There may be help for people with extremely strong body odour.

There may be help for people with extremely strong body odour. The pungent smell is typically generated by bacteria living in the armpits. Chris Callewaert, a researcher at the University of California in San Diego has discovered that replacing these bacteria with underarm bacteria from people who don’t suffer from strong body odour can rapidly fix the problem. Among the 18 bacterial transplants Callewaert and his team have carried out, 16 resulted in improvements within a month, many of them lasting for three months or more.

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