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.
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.
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?
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