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What is sweat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Sweat is a salty fluid that acts as a cooling agent for the body. Unfortunately, when mixed with bacteria on the skin, sweat can produce what we know as body odor.

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