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Mosquitoes Prefer Beer Drinkers
07-16-2013, 07:12 PM
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Mosquitoes Prefer Beer Drinkers
Bad buzz: Mosquitoes love to bite beer drinkers, study
By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Roughly 20 percent of people are more frequent meal tickets for mosquitoes than the rest of the population, and Smithsonian Magazine set out to investigate: Why?

Beer drinkers beware. Mosquitoes love the brew.

A Smithsonian Magazine blogger wrote: “Just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects, one study found. But even though researchers had suspected this was because drinking increases the amount of ethanol excreted in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, neither of these factors were found to correlate with mosquito landings, making their affinity for drinkers something of a mystery.”

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