A study of the effect of meat consumption on body odor attractiveness.
Concerns raised about the use of aspartame by pregnant women.
And finally getting to the gold. The effect of meat consumption on body odor attractiveness. Not just body odor but body odor attractiveness. Seventeen male odor donors were on a meat or non-meat diet for two weeks wearing axillary pads to collect body odor. They taped pads into their armpits all day, all night. And then the researchers made them wear an extra layer of clothes to get them even riper. Then after two weeks they took thirty young women and had them sniff the pads all fresh and drippy. Fresh odor samples were assessed for their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity and intensity by thirty women. Then they repeated the study. Same guys but just switched their diets around, same poor women. And just to digress here before I unmask the results to keep up the suspense the guys were paid cash, two thousand Czechoslovakian dollars for the inconvenience of having to eat a non-meat diet for two weeks. But the women who had to sniff all those pit pads, they were not paid for their participation. All they got was a chocolate bar. Anyways, back to the results. Who had the most pleasant, the most attractive body odor? The meat eaters or the non-meat eaters? The results showed that the odor of donors when on the non-meat diet was judged as significantly more attractive, more pleasant and less intense. This suggests that meat consumption has a negative impact on perceived body odor hedonicity, pleasure. Vegetarians smell significantly more pleasurable. I'm saying masculinity, by the way, but less smelly, more pleasant and significantly judged as more attractive. The one liner take away from this study could be that meat is the pits. This may actually help explain the findings of University of Canterbury researchers this year. This study became an international media sensation. Vegans say sex with meat-eaters stinks. My favorite take was probably this tagline in a Canadian paper. "You eat meat? No sex for you".
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Potts A and M White. 2007. Cruelty-Free Consumption in New Zealand: A National Report on the Perspectives and Experiences of Vegetarians & Other Ethical Consumers. New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies
Can our lunch contribute to our fragrance? See the latest video about body odor and diet, see Eggs and Choline: Something Fishy.
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