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Elderly People Smell Different
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Trimethylamine, a chemical produced by gut bacteria, can smell like rotting fish or urine. 00:33
Researchers think that elderly people develop a distinct smell because of changes in the skin's glands and secretions. 01:16
Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body lacks insulin and breaks down fat for fuel, causing a sickeningly sweet aroma. 02:18