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Drinking beer will make you a tasty treat for mosquitoes

September 25, 2015, Chennai

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Drinking beer will make you a tasty treat for mosquitoes

A study has found that drinking just 12 ounces of beer can make a person more attractive to insects.


Researchers believe that this phenomenon may be due to the fact that drinking raises the secretion of ethanol in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, however, none of these factors correlated with mosquito landings, still keeping the find a mystery.They also said many other factors - from blood type, metabolism and pregnancy status to the levels of exercise you do and carbon dioxide you emit - play roles.Studies prove that mosquitoes are capable of smelling lactic acid and other substances in sweat, and go for the higher temperature bodies. The insects also have an affinity for Type O blood twice as much as Type A and are also attracted to high levels of carbon dioxide and are capable of smelling the gas from 164 feet away.