More Bacteria Found In Hands Of Women Compared To Men

November 4, 2008

A new study has found that the hands of women contain more bacteria than the hands of men....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that the hands of women contain more bacteria than the hands of men.

The study was led by Noah Fierer from the University of Colorado and consisted of 51 volunteers.

Overall, they found 4,700 bacteria species on the 102 hands they looked at, with an average of 150 different species on each hand.

One interesting thing is that only 5 of the bacteria species were found on all of the hands.

This shows the great diversity seen in bacteria species on hands, and is quite startling.

They also found that the hands of women contained more bacteria compared directly to men.

This may be due to thing such as cosmetic applications, skin thickness, skin pH, etc.

The study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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