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Antiperspirants Can Make You Smell Worse by Altering Armpit Bacteria

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  • Antiperspirants affect the bacterial balance in your armpits, which actually leads to more pungent-smelling sweat
  • Study participants who used antiperspirant for a month saw a definitive increase in Actinobacteria, which are responsible for that foul-smelling armpit odor
  • In some participants, abstaining from antiperspirant caused the population of Actinobacteria to dwindle into nonexistence
  • Research has found higher concentrations of parabens in the breast and axillary area where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer
  • Aluminum chloride—the active ingredient in antiperspirants—has been found to act similarly to the way oncogenes work to provide molecular transformations in cancer cells

By Dr. Mercola

Sometimes "the cure" leads to a worsening of the very problem you're trying to solve. Such may be the case when it comes to antiperspirants. As reported by Real Clear Science, antiperspirants affect the bacterial balance in your armpits, leading to an even more foul-smelling sweat problem.


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