Spicy curries as well as those dishes laden with garlic and onion, cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower/broccoli, red meat and some varieties of cheeses are best avoided during summer as they contain volatile organic aromatic compounds that are released via sweat and give rise to bad body odours.
Or talk about a fictitious friend who has this problem with personal hygiene and how you have tried every possible way of letting the pal know that his body odour is offensive and how your advice finally struck home.
They suggest some people may have developed a body odour that is less attractive to mosquitoes, which could then have been handed down through natural selection of favourable genes, as it would protect against diseases such as dengue fever and malaria.
Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found, for the first time, an underlying genetic component to how attractive we are to mosquitoes and this is likely to be caused by genetic control of our body odour.
As well as being annoyed by children on flights, travellers also complained of people with bad body odour. Overall, 69% of those surveyed said planes should have child-free zones, with 30% saying such areas should be installed on long-haul and short-haul flights.