Navigation Links
What's That Smell? Ask a Woman, Not a Man
Date:4/7/2009

Study finds that female noses are more sensitive to body odors

TUESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women's noses can penetrate fancy colognes and detect male body odor, but men don't have the same ability, say U.S. researchers.

And they speculate that women may be more sensitive to biologically relevant information in sweat that might, in fact, help them select a mate.

"It is quite difficult to block a woman's awareness of body odor. In contrast, it seems rather easy to do so in men," Charles J. Wysocki, a behavioral neuroscientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and the study's lead author, said in a news release from the center.

In the study, male and female volunteers rated the strength of underarm odor, both alone and in conjunction with various fragrances. Underarm odors alone smelled equally strong to women and men. But when fragrances were introduced, only two of 32 fragrances blocked underarm odor when women were doing the sniffing, compared with 19 fragrances that blocked the odor for men.

The study was published online in Flavour and Fragrance Journal.

The results "indicate that human sweat conveys information that is of particular importance to females," Wysocki said. "This may explain why it is so difficult to block women's perception of sweat odors."

Wysocki's co-leader, George Preti, an analytical organic chemist at Monell, further explained the different perceptions of body odor among men and women.

"Women are more aware of underarm odor, and they appear to be detecting differences in odor quality," Preti said.

More information

The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery has more about smell and taste.



-- Robert Preidt

<
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Disabled Sacramento Woman, 110, Receives Power Wheelchair Donation from The SCOOTER Store
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
What's That Smell?  Ask a  Woman, Not a Man
(Date:8/21/2014)... AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update ... the FDA on Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal ... August 15, that two lots of Dianeal Low Calcium ... II), by Baxter International Inc., are recalled ... The reason for the recall is the presence of ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... MISSOULA, Mont. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 She ... struck blind and brain injured after a surgery to correct ... “He Works All Things Together…” author Rebecca Strom-Stewart shares her ... misguided good intentions that led to a miscarriage of justice ... trudge through the tunnel of darkness and into the light,” ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Michael E. ... his Judaic roots back to the Bluff City with recent ... Jews, even those in the United States,” says friend and ... through various outreach programs, such as providing in-house for the ... with Israel by serving in the local synagogue. And to ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Recently nominated as the Women’s Radio Network’s ... to be the man he is today. Growing up, KC ... positive look on women, respecting them as professionals and individuals. Through ... thanks to a man who he had the pleasure of working ... KC Armstrong’s name will ring a bell to most of you ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Top 10 Best SEO Hosting (Top10BestSEOHosting.com) ... announced Bluehost ( http://www.bluehost.com/track/seohosts ), MaxCDN, and Justhost ... high quality PHP hosting at affordable rates. , ... Hosting are unbiased and entirely independent, ensuring that ... During the recent years, web hosting industry has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5% Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II) Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:The Dramatic, Uplifting Story from a Brain Injured Woman 2Health News:WRNW1's KC Armstrong Expresses Thanks and Appreciation to Howard Stern 2Health News:New Reviews Of Cheap PHP Hosting Companies Unveiled By Top 10 Best SEO Hosting 2
... is better for health than clear juice where the pulp is ... absorb chemicals known to damage cells in the body //- and ... well as heart disease. ,Most consumers prefer clear ... levels of polyphenols were found to be more in juices with ...
... eggs that can be used to produce drugs like those used ... Edinburgh, Scotland have claimed to create a flock of ... create life saving drugs. ,These drugs could in ... Health Service incurs, according to them. , For disbelievers, ...
... delivered in lipid-based nanoparticles drastically reduces the number ... tumors in mice, researchers at The University of ... University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center report in ... ,Two tumor-suppressing genes given intravenously reduced cancer separately ...
... one of the most devastating conditions of older age. ... and 24 million worldwide, dementia leads //to total loss ... making it one of people’s greatest fears of aging. ... and serious complication in older individuals that often follows ...
... armored vests and other protective gear, streamlined systems ... approaches—have combined to produce significant improvement// in the ... and Afghanistan, according to a Special Editorial in ... Surgery. ,For soldiers injured in combat today, ...
... doctors in England views their future job prospects as ... in training and healthcare delivery, //reveals a survey* published ... Medical Journal. ,While the government plans to ... conditions, away from hospitals into the community, almost a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:No Pills Just Omelets 2Health News:Dual Gene Therapy Suppresses Lung Cancer in Preclinical Test 2Health News:Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia 2Health News:Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia 3Health News:Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia 4Health News:Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan 2Health News:One in Four Specialist Trainee Doctors 'Very Worried' About Future Job Prospects 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014  Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces ... Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and ... Tablets into the China ... and distribution agreement with Sinochem Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Co., ... US FDA approved and China CFDA certified oral ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Aug. 20, 2014   Easy Breathe ... today announced that its " Easy Blog " - has received ... the year.   "We are thrilled that so many ... Nick Weiss , CEO of Easy Breathe. "We,re committed to making ... use Easy Blog to stay informed about sleep apnea news ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... MUMBAI , August 20, 2014 ... owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), ... studies of a novel clinical development candidate, GBR ... discovered and developed by the Glenmark Biologics Research ... . GBR 1302 is based on Glenmark,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic mark 2Easy Breathe Blog Emerges as the Go-To Resource for Sleep Apnea Sufferers 2Easy Breathe Blog Emerges as the Go-To Resource for Sleep Apnea Sufferers 3Easy Breathe Blog Emerges as the Go-To Resource for Sleep Apnea Sufferers 4Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 2Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 3
... Response Rate and 100% Disease Control Rate Observed in ... Patients with Medullary Thyroid Cancer, CHICAGO, June ... from an ongoing phase 1 clinical trial of,XL184, a novel small ... The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) for,XL184 has been determined to be ...
... Recipients with Cancer, HERSHEY, Pa., June 1 ... cancer is challenging.,Clinicians must balance the need to ... of chemotherapeutic agents on a,patient,s immune system., ... will be,presented today at the American Transplant Congress ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exelixis Reports Encouraging Phase 1 Data for XL184 at ASCO 2Exelixis Reports Encouraging Phase 1 Data for XL184 at ASCO 3Exelixis Reports Encouraging Phase 1 Data for XL184 at ASCO 4Exelixis Reports Encouraging Phase 1 Data for XL184 at ASCO 5Exelixis Reports Encouraging Phase 1 Data for XL184 at ASCO 6Penn State Hershey Transplant Program Uses Assay to Monitor Cell-Mediated Immunity 2
This instrument measures intraocular pressure without,contacting. Alignment is performed semi-automatically....
... InfusO.R. Pump is a syringe ... in the administration of many ... procedures. It provides for the ... relaxants, and vasoactive drugs through ...
... Management System answers the day-to-day needs ... flexibility. From programming to data retrieval, ... management right where you want it. ... to help each patient become ambulatory ...
The FLO-GARD 6201 Volumetric Infusion Pump and the FLO-GARD 6301 Dual-Channel Volumetric Infusion Pump are industry standard in standard set infusion pump technology....
Medicine Products: