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Study Finds Two Percent Of Women Don’t Need Deodorant, We Cheer For Them


How do you know if you really need deodorant? (Photo: Smithsonian)

LIke many women of Chinese descent, I’ve never had to wear deodorant in my life. My non-Asian friends always give me a second look when I tell them this tidbit, but they may be even more surprised to learn that there’s a (slim) chance they don’t need deodorant either. A new study conducted at the University of Bristol has found that two percent of women “carry a rare version of a particular gene (ABCC11), which means they don’t produce any under-arm odor.” 

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