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Does human sweat contain hormones such as Testosterone and estrogen? and is this what causes the difference in smell from between a man and a women?

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Human sweat is most water with traces of lactate and urea and the minerals K,Na,Ca and Mg. there are no steroid hormones in sweat. There have been studies that certain pheromones are present but it is controversial at this time. Look up pheromones in humans, Alex, and draw your own conclusions

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Walter Hintz

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Science teacher for over 50 years. MSc. in biology. I can answer questions in general biology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.

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I have a MSc in biology and have been a science teacher for over 50 years. At present I am a faculty member at a college and a science consultant at seven catholic schools.

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