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Body odour 'top summer turn-off'

Published 15/05/2011 | 12:53

More than three-fifths of Brits want BO to be brought under control, a poll found
More than three-fifths of Brits want BO to be brought under control, a poll found

Body odour, tight swimming trunks, body hair on show, and men wearing vests are among the top summer turn-offs, according to new research.

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More than three-fifths of Brits (61%) want BO to be brought under control, making it top of a list of things that should be banned.

Second place went to tight swimming trunks, with body hair on show voted third.

Vest-wearing by men was also unpopular, as was the wearing of sunglasses inside.

Nearly a third of people said being stuck at work when it was hot outside was the worst thing about the summer but 82% said they would not consider pulling a summer "sickie".

Nearly a quarter said the best thing about summer was the fact that people are happier than during the winter, with that voted higher than going on holiday (12%) or getting a tan (7%).

The study was commissioned by Costa Coffee to mark the launch of its new ice-cold drinks range.

:: Research was carried out by OnePoll, on April 11 and 12. More than 2,000 respondents aged 16 to 55 took part.

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