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Ok, we all know this, but there was actually a controlled <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=16891352&itool=iconabstr&itool=pubmed_DocSum" target="_blank">study</a> done on the topic:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Axillary body odor is individually specific and potentially a rich source of information about its producer. Odor individuality partly results from genetic individuality, but the influence of ecological factors such as eating habits are another main source of odor variability. However, we know very little about how particular dietary components shape our body odor. Here we tested the effect of red meat consumption on body odor attractiveness. We used a balanced within-subject experimental design. Seventeen male odor donors were on "meat" or "nonmeat" diet for 2 weeks wearing axillary pads to collect body odor during the final 24 h of the diet. Fresh odor samples were assessed for their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity, and intensity by 30 women not using hormonal contraceptives. We repeated the same procedure a month later with the same odor donors, each on the opposite diet than before. Results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the odor of donors when on the nonmeat diet was judged as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense. This suggests that red meat consumption has a negative impact on perceived body odor hedonicity.</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> Now, when will they do a test to prove that vegetarians also taste better? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> yes ive noticed this too but only after i went vegan(i ate lots of junk when i was a vegetarian and when i went vegan i also ate much better overall). mind you im only 17 and very involved in sports and i only have to put on deoderant about every 3 days now, as opposed to having to do it everyday.
 

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I think I'm just really sensitive to some people's body odor. My smell really isn't that great, but some things I find overwhelming (cigarette smoke and body odor being two of them). It doesn't help that I live with my bf who is mostly vegan too, so I'm not around the smell a lot. But I find it really offensive when we go somewhere with a bunch of sweaty men (I'm thinking of a football game in 95+ degree weather.. what were YOU thinking of!?).
 

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Well, I definitely got the gene for *stinky,* but what I eat does have a noticeable impact on how I smell. I agree with the poster who said ^^ that they noticed the biggest impact after going vegan - at those times when I eat more dairy, I think I smell worse.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fyvel</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
But I find it really offensive when we go somewhere with a bunch of sweaty men (I'm thinking of a football game in 95+ degree weather.. what were YOU thinking of!?).</div>
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I know exactly what you mean, some guys really stink especially in the summer. A guy walked by me in the supermarket the other day and the smell of stale sweat was so revolting I had to leave the aisle and go into the next one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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haha. I like this study.<br><br><br><br>
I don't notice meat eaters smelling worse. But my vegan male friend does have quite a few girls after him and not that many noticeable attractive qualities <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> This may be the reason!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>eggplant</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Fyvel, could you post a link to the entire article?</div>
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Well, I can if you're willing to pay $23 for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> It's a fairly new article and so won't be available for free online for some time. Of course, if you go to university (or know someone who does), you might be able to access it in that way.
 

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I can e-mail the article to anyone who wants it (PDF), but I do not think I can attach it to the e-mail message format here. Maybe just send me your e-mail address?
 

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I don't know if we do smell better. What I do know is that I'm normally a mozzie magnet, and they love to snack on me over the summer. Last year I went vegetarian, and I noticed that while they would hoover around me in clouds, and would land, they wouldn't bite me. I only had about 3 to 4 bites over the summer, and even though I did get the rare bite, it would itch very little, and the welt from the bite would go away within a couple of days. Ditto with fleas. Hmmm, I wonder if the lack of meat in my system had something to do with it??? It's something to ponder.
 

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Has anyone else noticed that they need to wash their hair less? I've noticed that I can get away with only washing my hair about twice a week before it starts to get a bit greasy (unless of course, I've been sweating). And this is after I went from long-time vegetarian to vegan. Maybe I'm just grasping here, but I was wondering if anyone else has noticed the same. Of course, it could be due to a number of factors (including a move to a different climate .. but one that is hotter and more humid than the one I left behind...)
 

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Oh, well if you click on the link in my original post, it will take you to Pub Med, along with the publication info.
 

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I went vegan just a month ago, and I only need to use deodorant every 3 or 4 days, and even then I'm not all that smelly.<br><br><br><br>
Any studies on the differences in gassy odors?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Well, I know for a fact that soy is a nasty contributor to odor in that way (tofu in particular!)
 

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I read an article a few months ago that said that deer can smell a meat eater and that frightens them in the woods more so than a veggie. I found that to be very interesting that they can smell the meat eaters coming.
 

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In terms of men and body odor (self-included), there are two categories: Those who smell bad and don't know it, and those that don't but constantly think they do. I've been told I'm the latter. I do sweat quite a bit, though. PS. I'm getting kind of sick of my deodorant crystal, does anyone know of a good deodorant that is unisex/men's? I've heard Mitchum is vegan, but I'm not entirely sure.
 

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I take 1000mcg of B12 daily. Could this be why the mozzies will hoover and land and not bite?? I didn't know that B12 could be used as a mozzie repelant.<br><br>
Prior to going vegetarian last year the mozzies in the summer used me for all their meals. Hey I consider it another benefit of going vegetarian. Thanks OregonAmy for letting me know that it was the B12 that was repelling those pesky mozzies.
 
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