Medical Breakthroughs Reported by Click here to go to the homepage.
Be the First to Know. Click here to subscribe FREE!
Search Reports: Use quotation marks around your multi-word search terms in the box below to perform search of
Advances in health and medicine.Use " marks around search terms
What's New
News Flash
  Alternative Health
Asthma & Allergies
Breast Cancer
Cardiovascular Health
Children's Health
Dental Health
Fertility & Pregnancy
Men's Health
Mental Health
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurological Disorders
Nutrition & Wellness
Pet Health
Seniors' Health
Sports Medicine
Women's Health
Advances in health and medicine.
Click here to sign up for Medical Alerts!
Click below to access other news from Ivanhoe Broadcast News.
  Click here to get Ivanhoe's Medical Headline RSS feed Click here to listen to Ivanhoe's Medical Podcasts
Useful Links
Play It Again, Please
E-Mail a Friend
Order Books Online
Inside Science
Smart Woman
Advances in health and medicine.
Smart Woman Home
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Smart Woman Home
Advances in health and medicine.
Click below to learn about Ivanhoe.
About Us
Contact Us
Ivanhoe FAQ
Our TV Partners
Travel Calendar
Advances in health and medicine.
Ivanhoe celebrates 20 years of medical news reporting reaching nearly 80 million TV households each week. Click here to learn more...
Advances in health and medicine.
Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
Advances in health and medicine.
Women's Health Channel
Reported January 22, 2013

Unnecessary Deodorant Use?


(Ivanhoe Newswire) – One of the first habits many Americans are taught as they begin puberty is to put on deodorant every day. While for the majority of people deodorant staves off the musky underarm odor, other may be using the hygiene tool unnecessarily. 
A recent study found that 78% of individuals who don’t have under-arm body odor due to a version of the gene ABCC11 still regularly wear deodorant. 
 After analyzing 6,495 women who were involved with the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol, researchers were able to determine that 117 of the women carried an unusual version of a gene called ABCC11, which has previously been linked to a lack of under-arm body odor. 
Researchers then looked at the women’s deodorant use in relation to the gene variant within ABCC11, age, background, and overall household hygiene. 
Out of the 117 women without under-arm body odor, only around 22% did not use deodorant regularly. 
“Three quarters of those who do not produce an odor regularly use deodorants; we believe that these people simply follow socio-cultural norms,” lead study author Professor Ian Day was quoted as saying.
The knowledge that so many use deodorants despite having no physical need to do so is surprising. However, now people that think they may not have underarm body odor can easily figure out if deodorant is truly needed. 
“A simple gene test might strengthen self-awareness and save some unnecessary purchases and chemical exposures for non-odor producers,” study author Dr. Santiago Rodriguez was quoted as saying. 
For those hoping for an easier sign than a gene test, individuals with the genetic variant also tend to have dry, instead of sticky ear wax.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology, January 2013
Related Articles in Latest Medical News:

[ Back to Women's Health Channel Home ]

Stay up to date on Women's Health. We can notify you every time there is a medical breakthrough. Click here to sign up.
Most Recent Videos

Follow Us On:

Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Twitter page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Facebook page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's YouTube page

How to Find a Qualified Mammography Provider

For the nearest FDA-certified mammography provider, or to check the status of your imaging center, call the NCI's CIS at (800) 4-CANCER.


Home | What's New | News Flash | Search/Latest Medical News | E-Mail Medical Alerts!
Ivanhoe FAQ | Privacy Policy | Our TV Partners | Awards | Useful Links | Play It Again, Please
RSS Feeds | Advertising/Sponsorships | Content Syndication | Reprints

Advances in health and medicine.
Copyright © 2016 Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
2745 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 740-0789

P.O. Box 865
Orlando, Florida 32802

Premium Content in Latest Medical News Denotes Premium Content in Latest Medical News