Ugh, sweat. Alongside excess body hair and a stubborn need to store energy as fat, sweating is one of the many annoying ways your body works to ensure your survival. (It means well, we're sure). It may surprise you to learn, however, that when it comes to the yellow pit stains on your favorite white cotton tee, sweat's not to blame. Not sweat alone, anyway.
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An Ounce of Prevention
Why Do We Sweat?
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Key Facts In This Video
The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands in their skin and can produce up to 3 liters (0.79 gallons) of sweat per hour. 00:25
Sweat is odorless, but the bacteria that feast on it release smelly compounds. The best way to reduce this is to keep up with regular hygiene. 00:46
1.6% of humans have a genetic trait that keeps them from stinking when they sweat. 02:22
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