According to a study, Asian people generally do not have Rh-negative blood and hospitals don’t store it for transfusions. And there are many ways in which Asians are different from other races, and one of them is that they usually don’t need to use deodorant to get rid of body odor.
Don’t be jealous…
Asian people don’t need to use deodorant to get rid of body odor, it’s not because they don’t care about the smell of their body, but rather, it’s because of their special condition.
No one is born with smelly armpits as our body actually produces odorless sweat that is invaded by bacteria later on, and that’s where the smell comes from.
But a recent study from the University of Bristol has uncovered the fact that whether your armpits smell or not depends on one particular gene called ABCC11.
Initially, scientists thought this gene was only responsible for the consistency of earwax, making it either dry or wet. In fact, it was discovered that 80% to 95% of East Asian people have dry earwax, whereas African and European people have wet. And surprisingly, earwax consistency is related to the smell of the armpits.
As it turns out, Asian people have a special genetic condition, which is a lack of the gene, ABCC11. This makes their earwax dry because it lacks the substance that feeds bacteria. The same thing happens with their sweat: it doesn’t smell because the bacteria stay “hungry” as the bodies of Asian people don’t produce this substance for their food.
European and African people aren’t as lucky as less than 3% of them don’t have this gene while the rest do have it, which is why their armpit bacteria has an environment for them to thrive in, therefore, producing an odor.
How do you feel when you realize you don’t have any deodorant on hand? What is your life hack for dealing with body odor?