Body odor? Gene disorder may be the culprit
The condition, known clinically as trimethylaminuria, is caused by emitting excessive amounts of the compound trimethylamine (TMA). TMA is produced when people digest foods rich in a substance called choline — including saltwater fish, eggs, liver and certain legumes, such as soy and kidney beans.
“Individuals with the metabolic disorder trimethylaminuria may sporadically produce malodors despite good hygiene,” wrote study leader Paul Wise, at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, in the American Journal of Medicine.
“The psychosocial impact of trimethylaminuria may be considerable. However, trimethylaminuria is difficult to diagnose without specialized tests.”
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Whoa! I never thought that BO could be caused from genetics… I still think that most people just need to bathe or brush their freaking teeth.