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How do spicy foods increase body odor?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Quite simply, spicy foods increase body odor by making you sweat more. When you eat spicy foods, your output of sweat increases, leading to an increase in body odor. Although many people believe pungent foods like garlic and onions can increase body odor, there is no scientific evidence of this.

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