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Women smell better to men when they're fertile

National News // Sept. 13, 2018

Women smell better to men when they are the most fertile – that’s according to a new study from the University of Bern.

pixabay Women smell better to men when they're fertile

The researchers say women with high oestrogen levels smell the best to men – which they say makes sense from an evolutionary perspective as men will seek out women they can reproduce with.

The study involved volunteers. Women donated their personal odor – and during the time of the test were banned from taking the pill, sharing their bed and eating spicy food.

Men then sniffed the odor and gave it marks from zero to 100.

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