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What could cause your sweat/body odor to smell like maple syrup?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

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You almost certainly have thiamine deficiency.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1 plays an important part in protein metabolism. A defect in this metabolism results in the production of a substance in the body which is excreted in the sweat and the urine and smells like maple syrup. Stop all forms of sugar and alcohol and obtain high dose thiamine from the health food store.

In brief: Interesting question

You almost certainly have thiamine deficiency.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1 plays an important part in protein metabolism. A defect in this metabolism results in the production of a substance in the body which is excreted in the sweat and the urine and smells like maple syrup. Stop all forms of sugar and alcohol and obtain high dose thiamine from the health food store.
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