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A study by researchers at University of Bristol and Brunel University, London, and funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust and the University of Bristol has reported that many could choose not to use deodorant.

The researchers found that which variant of the rs17822931 SNP people had was associated with how often they used deodorant. Women who had the variant associated with dry earwax and less odorous sweat were almost five times more likely to have reported never using deodorant or using it infrequently. However, 78% of women with this “non-odorous” variant, and 80% of fathers of children with the “non-odorous” variant, still used deodorants at least once a week.

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