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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>
Oh, well if you click on the link in my original post, it will take you to Pub Med, along with the publication info.</div>
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Oh, sorry, I didn't notice your link before...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>belledozer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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.</div>
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I don't know about that because I've been vegan for almost 4 years, take a B12 supplement, and the mosquitoes chow down on me big time. They leave my omni bf alone though. I thought it was because vegans have tastier blood.
 

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I've been veggie for 10 years.<br><br><br><br>
I had an incident whereby I had no access to deodorant for a couple of days, and I was skint. I smelled awful.<br><br><br><br>
The moral of the story: It doesn't make a difference.
 

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I've been veggie for 10 years.<br><br><br><br>
I had an incident whereby I had no access to deodorant for a couple of days, and I was skint. I smelled awful.<br><br><br><br>
The moral of the story: It doesn't make a difference.</div>
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This controlled study disagrees with your personal experience <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Besides, there's bound to be individual differences (and it even mentions this in the study abstract). I remember back when I was in biochem, the professor was discussing this phenomenon. There is actually a biochemical basis to this.
 

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Maybe not directly related.<br><br><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050814175146.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0814175146.htm</a><br><br>
My guess is it could do with the enviornment set up by your body, without the compounds and such, that are in animal products.
 

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Maybe not directly related.<br><br><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050814175146.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0814175146.htm</a><br><br>
My guess is it could do with the enviornment set up by your body, without the compounds and such, that are in animal products.</div>
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Bacterial contamination is just another source of bad odor. The study controlled for this sort of thing: if someone had bacterial contamination, their diet is unlikely to affect their odor (unless the diet was somehow feeding the bacteria as well).
 

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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.</div>
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that is what happened to me when I was last camping. Other people got bitten on and off, but I NEVER got bitten but was always covered in mozzies. I was l/o at the time I think. I don't know if it's related to veg*nism though, a couple of my veg*n friends were there too and they didn't have this problem.
 

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Well my cousin ate pastrami and then came over here and gassed up the whole living room for hours <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"> and when she left we all agreed that her *stuff* stank! Even with the air purifier on! Horrid smell. We have 5 vegetarians in this house, and ours smells pretty good compared to that stank.<br><br><br><br>
Can't believe I just typed that! LOL
 
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