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Armpit odour can exude women's fertility

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The paper referred to is 'Non-Advertized does not Mean Concealed: Body Odour Changes across the Human Menstrual Cycle', Jan Havlíèek, Radka Dvoøáková, Ludìk Bartoš and Jaroslav Flegr, Ethology, 112:1, page 81 - January 2006.

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For further information about this press release please contact: Jan Havlíèek, Charles university in Prague, email address

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