Dr Oz: Yellow Earwax & Alcohol Tolerance VS Dry Earwax & Body Odor

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Dr Oz: What Does Wet Yellow Earwax Mean?

Dr Oz: Yellow Earwax & Alcohol Tolerance VS Dry Earwax & Body Odor

Why does wet, yellow earwax have to do with alcohol tolerance? How to dry, grey earwax and deodorant relate? Dr Oz explained! (miggslives / Flickr)

According to Dr Moalem, one of the many things your earwax can reveal is your alcohol tolerance. If your earwax is more wet, it means you can tolerate more alcohol. Moist, yellow earwax is a sign that you have a version of the ABCC11 gene that is likely from Western Europe and a European ancestor. It means that your ancestors were likely brewing a lot of fruit juices, like wine, so you inherited the genes that allow you to break down alcohol.

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