January 17, 2013

Fitting in with the Stinky Folk

1 People Who Don't Stink Still Wear Deodorant

Many people who don't need underarm deodorant wear it anyway, find researchers at the University of Bristol. Published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the study found that about two percent of women had the genetic mutation that prevents stinky underarms, and 78 percent of them typically wore deodorant anyway. Perhaps those ladies should give their deodorant away: Researchers also found that nearly 5 percent of women and 13 percent of men who are genotypically odorous rarely or never used deodorant on their underarms. If you're unsure if you're the stinky type, check your ear wax for clues. People who are protected against underarm odor may also have dry earwax.

More at The Atlantic | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Genetic Mutations, Gene Stinky Armpits, Some People Don't Need Deodorant, Enotypically Odorous, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Dry Earwax

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Love Handles Serve Purpose

2 Being Fat May Add Years to Life

While obese people typically die sooner than people of normal weight, researchers say that overweight people may have a lower risk of dying compared to people of normal weight. The study, published in Journal of the American Medical Association, found that people with a body mass index, or BMI, of 25 to 30 had a 6 percent lower death risk compared to those with a healthy BMI. For the study, researchers analyzed almost 100 studies involving 2.8 million people. Study authors suggest that overweight people may live longer because they receive better medical care with testing for heart problems, diabetes and other diseases caused by excess weight. They believe that overweight people may also be better equipped to survive surgery or infections.

More at CNN | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Journal of the American Medical Association, Overweight People Live Longer, Lifespan Overweight, Obesity Shortens Life, Being Skinny Harmful

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It's Just Juice, Duh

3 FTC: POM Wonderful Made Misleading Claims

POM Wonderful pomegranate juice makers may not be feeling so wonderful right now after the FTC says they've made misleading claims about the health benefits of their products. Apparently, the FTC takes issue with ads for the juice, saying they made deceptive claims about the product's proven ability to treat heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The FTC got involved after POM Wonderful owners asked them to overturn an administrative law judge’s 2012 ruling that the ads were misleading, reports Los Angeles Times. Defiant POM Wonderful owners believe that their ads are protected by the 1st Amendment, and they point to research showing that pomegranate products are healthy. The juice is owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who also control Fiji Water and Cuties oranges.

More at Los Angeles Times | Hat tip to Gawker | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Pom Wonderful, Pomegranate Juice, Misleading Juice Drink Claims, POM Misleading Claims, Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

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