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Old 05-31-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The distinctive "old person smell" you may have picked up on when visiting your grandparents most likely wasn't your imagination, a new study indicates.

When given whiffs from pieces of pads worn under the armpits of young, middle-aged and elderly people for five consecutive nights, study participants could reliably distinguish the body odor of the elderly, who were 75 and older, the researchers found.

Old People Do Smell, But Not That Badly - Yahoo! News
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