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The Honest-To-God Truth: Women Have Just As Much Foot Odor As Men

“Men smell of cheese, and women of grapefruit or onion,” say Swiss researchers who recent shed some light on the respective odors of sweaty men and women. The team of researchers from Geneva company Firmenich reported that female sweat contained high levels of sulphur compounds that, when mixed with bacteria, smells of onions. By contrast, men had high levels of a fatty acid, which turns to a cheese odor when exposed to bacteria. Independent smell assessors reported that the female eau de onion scent was, in fact, worse-smelling.

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A Malodorous Connundrum: How To Fight Foot Smell At Root Cause

A 16-year-old basketball player wrote to 88.7 broadcast journalist Dr. Zorba Paster with his foot smell conundrum. “When I take off my socks, you can smell them clear in the kitchen — and  my bedroom is in the basement,” writes “Lonely Jason.” He adds that the smell sickens his mom and makes him afraid he’ll never find the girl of his dreams. Antiperspirant and over-the-counter yeast creams have not been successful for this young man. Luckily, there are several practical remedies for smelly feet that attack the root cause of foot odor and provide meaningful results.

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