Study: Mosquitos attracted to people who drink beer

July 18, 2013 3:25:31 PM PDT
A new study reveals there may be a connection between bug bites and beer.

Smithsonian Magazine reports mosquitoes are significantly more attracted to people who have had as little as one beer.

It's still a mystery why beer attracts mosquitoes, but researchers think it may have to do with the amount of ethanol in sweat or the fact that alcohol raises body temperature.

If you're constantly getting bit, cutting back on beer may not do much to help.

Scientists say about 20 percent of the population is just more tasty to mosquitoes.


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