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Sometimes, in a group of people, only a few get stung by mosquitoes, and most do not.

Mosquitoes don’t sting everyone equally.

Some people seem to attract them more than others.

Why?

Here are some theories:

1 Blood Type
Mosquitoes sting us in order to extract proteins from our blood. The protein content of type O blood would attract them more than type A.

2 Carbon Dioxide
Mosquitoes choose their prey based on the amount of carbon dioxide we release when breathing.

3 Bacteria on Skin
The more bacteria we have on our skin, the more appetizing we look.

4 Exercise/Metabolism
When we sweat, we release lactic acid, uric acid and ammonia: all of which are attractive substances.

5 Body Odor
A group of British scientists have just performed a new study defending that body odor is the key to this mysterious attractions.

We still don’t have a definite answer, but it looks like the reason is hiding inside our bodies.

What is your theory?

Watch and learn from this interesting video from PlayGround.

 

Why do mosquitoes sting you more than other people?

Posted by PlayGround + on Sunday, 3 September 2017

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