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Sweating

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The sweat glands are controlled by sympathetic cholinergic nerves which are controlled by a centre in the hypothalamus.
These glands are mainly present in the armpits and around the genital area and their activity is the main cause of sweat odour, due to the bacteria that break down the organic compounds in the sweat from these glands.
Asian people have markedly fewer of these glands compared to white or fl people,[[1]] which is why Asian people generally do not emit such odors and foreigners have a reputation among industrialized east Asians as smelling like animals, irrespective of the foreigners' actual hygenic practices.
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