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Drinking Beer Linked to Higher Risk of Mosquito Bites

by Kathy Jones on  July 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
While drinking beer may seem enjoyable there may be a few problems after a new study revealed that people who drink beer were more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes.
 Drinking Beer Linked to Higher Risk of Mosquito Bites
Drinking Beer Linked to Higher Risk of Mosquito Bites
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Researchers in Japan conducted their study on a group of 13 volunteers, measuring the ethanol content in their sweat, sweat production and skin temperature before and after making them drink 350 millileters of beer.

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While drinking beer did increase the attraction to mosquito bites, the researchers were unable to find out exactly why it happens after finding that their initial assumption that it was because of increased amount of ethanol in sweat or increased body temperature was found to be wrong.



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