Does Drinking Beer Increase Your Chance Of Mosquito Bites?
Have you ever been sitting out on a lake and wondered why the mosquito were biting you more than others in your group of friends? Maybe it has to do with your drink, beer. According to a recent study drinking beer increases your chances of mosquito bites.
An estimated 20 percent of people get bit more often on a consistent basis from mosquito's. Many factors play into why people get bites, one of which is beer.
Just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects, one study found. But even though researchers had suspected this was because drinking increases the amount of ethanol excreted in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, neither of these factors were found to correlate with mosquito landings, making their affinity for drinkers something of a mystery."
So next time you want to avoid bites on the lake or BBQ, avoid the beer.
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