Sweat is Good for You!

November 12, 2001

NEW YORK-New research shows sweat may help the body fight bacteria. Researchers from Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany have isolated a protein in sweat they think specifically fights several bacterial skin diseases.

Their report, published in the journal Nature Immunology, states sweat contains a germ-fighting substance that may work against certain skin infections.

Scientists will continue their work with the protein to determine if it could be recreated to aid with skin injuries and for patients with large wounds.

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