Body Odor Family Gene Mutation?

Food or poor hygiene agency can indeed lead to body odor. But if your body odor problems unexplained triggers, try to see the family tree. Because according to recent studies, body odor can also occur due to mutations of genes inherited from previous generations.

Research shows a person who suffered severe body odor trimethylaminuria positive, a genetic disorder that causes the body to remove the smell unpleasant.

Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) is a condition where the body can not metabolize chemical compounds trimethylamine FMO3 gene mutations result. The body produces these chemical compounds if we mengasup too many foods with constituents of choline, such as eggs, flour, salt water fish, and nuts. As a result the body will remove the smell unpleasant.

From the results conclusions were revealed after the researchers tested the genes of 353 people examined at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. They seek help because of suffering from severe body odor that are unexplained or not due to hygiene factors.

The researchers conducted tests on them and found choline 118 or one third of them positive patients TMAU. Trimethylaminuria itself classified as a rare case, or in other words, only affects less than 200,000 people in the United States.