Men with Beard Carry More Bacteria than a Dog’s Fur, Says a New Study

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Published by Mamatha Reddy on 18 Apr 2019

There are some men who look hotter with beards. In case of some other men, they look handsome only with a clean-shaven look. In the current trend, most of the men prefer a bearded look compared to a completely shaved appearance. If you love your face with a beard then, you must definitely read out this post. According to the recent studies, men who have beard carry much bacteria and germs than a dog’s fur.

The bacteria levels are truly high in the facial hair of men and it has been proved after conducting research. In the study, the researchers considered the facial hair of 18 men and 30 dogs from different breeds. The professor namely Andreas Gutzeit from a clinic said ‘The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards compared with the dogs’ fur.’

In fact, the studies were conducted on men and dogs with an intention to check whether it is possible for humans to get affected by the diseases from dogs in case if they use the same MRI scanner. The men in the study aged between 18 and 76 years. Almost all the men had increased microbial counts.

Out of 18 men, 7 of them had enhanced bacteria in their beards. Such bacteria are truly harmful to the health of human beings. On the other hand, 23 dogs had numerous microbial counts and the rest of them are moderate. The Doctor said, ‘On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean compared with bearded men.’

 Now, the doctors suggest that men should clean their beards quite often using shampoo on a frequent basis. Are you planning to grow your beard? Just read out this post and change your mind right now!

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