Study: Sweat Protect the Body from Nasty Bacteria
Not everyone likes to sweat. Sweating can sometimes make the body’s sticky and smelly.
But did you know, sweat it can protect the body from bacteria and bad bacteria.
A recent study found that sweat contains a natural antibiotic called demcidin, which is a very efficient way to fight the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) and other nasty germs, as reported by the Times of India.
Sweat deploy highly efficient antibiotics on our skin that can protect the body from harmful bacteria. If the skin is injured as a result of cuts sharp objects, falling, or being bitten by mosquitoes, antibiotic agents in the sweat will quickly and efficiently kill bacteria that enter.
The researchers also found that a natural substance called antimicrobal peptides (AMP) is more effective than all existing antibiotics, because bacteria and germs can quickly develop resistance to these substances.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Goettingen, Tuebingen, and Strasbourg hope this discovery can help to create new antibiotics that are more qualified.