Body Odor No Persistence? blame Genes

Body odor can certainly make a person so insecure. If the odor does not go away and no known cause, then it could be influenced by the genes it has.

Recent studies have shown that about a third of people with body odor and no known cause had a positive test result for trimethylaminuria, namely a genetic disorder that causes a person has severe body odor like a fishy smell.

People with known trimethylaminuria can not metabolize chemical compounds trimethylamine due to mutations in the FMO3 gene. As a result he will have a body odor even though it was cleaned up with a routine.

Generally there are some foods known to contain high levels of choline that trigger the body to produce chemicals such as eggs, wheat, meat, fish and certain nuts.

"Body odor is fishy or like fish are the most severe cases," said researcher George Preti, PhD, an organic chemist from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, as quoted from HuffingtonPost, Monday (05/09/2011).

Body odor disorder has symptoms such as:
1. Body fish smell was terrible, including urine, sweat, breath and reproductive fluids
2. There is the content of trimethylamine in urine and sweat
3. In women, body odor will get worse before and during menstruation, when taking oral konstrasepsi, and menopause

Researchers reveal Trimethylaminuria classified as rare cases even though the exact number is unknown. This is due to problems Dalma terms of diagnosis.

In this study, researchers tested 353 people suffering from body odor with no known cause and not caused by problems with personal hygiene. Known about a third of the participants tested positive for having trimethylaminuria.