What your ARMPITS say about your health: The bacteria under your arms could affect your gut – and deodorant may not be the best antidote

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How your armpits smell – and what you do about it – interacts with the same system of microbes in your gut that protects you from pathogens.

Just like in your gut, a diverse community is living under your armpit, and your deodorant and antiperspirant may be changing more than your smell.

The microbes under our arms, on our skin, and in our guts and saliva play an important in protecting us from other microorganisms that don’t belong in our bodies.

A growing body of research shows just how important maintaining the microbiota under your arms and in this entire system is to protecting your overall health.

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