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Deodorant study

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Underarm bacteria that contribute to malodor were reduced by more than 90% when treated with combination of diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid and butylated hydroxytoluene versus standard deodorant, Unilever researchers Andrew Landa et al. conclude in study presented at American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Salt Lake City May 20. Study revealed iron deprivation strongly reduces bacterial growth. To minimize iron availability, BHT releases iron from transferrin, which is then bound by DTPA before bacteria can consume it, researchers say. Two-week study, conducted on 50 people, found underarm bacteria levels returned to pre-use levels after ending product use...

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