18 March 2010

Mosquitoes Love Beer Drinkers

An African study took 50 adult males aged between 20 and 43 years in good health and not using any medication. One group drank the local beer and one drank water. While the mosquitoes couldn't actually bite the participants, beer drinkers attracted forty-seven to sixty-five percent more mosquitoes than the water drinkers.

That explains a lot about what happens in my backyard.

Actually, the study is about malaria mosquitoes. If you are traveling to a country where malaria is prevalent, let someone else drink beer and you stick to water.

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posted by Jeff Holt at 09:38

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