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Marmite vs Mosquito's

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Anyone heard of this before?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007350248,00.html



Dr Martin Schweiger, a public health consultant in Communicable Disease Control at the Health Protection Agency regional laboratory in Leeds, revealed his secret weapon for the launch of a new advice leaflet for travelers. He told the Leeds Co-op Travel to make sure you pack a jar of Marmite.


"I can't give you an academic, scientific reason - but people who eat Marmite report getting fewer mosquito bites," says Dr Schweiger.


"It's nothing to do with spreading it on the skin - but the effect of eating it could be linked to the Vitamin B1 Thiamin that it contains. This theory is supported by the rise of malaria in countries where staple rice has been de-husked and the thiamine-rich outer coating is discarded.



http://www.ilovemarmite.com/2006/3/14/marmite/143344-5334.asp

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ive heard of it but I always have marmite and I get eaten to death by all the bugs. Apparently its the type of blood you have and if yours is tasty then no amount of marmite is going to stop them having a munch.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it was true, i'd rather get eaten by mozzies than have to eat marmite!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the sun - such a trustworthy newspaper :rolleyes:
    you can make stats mean anything you want them to mean
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Eating a lot of garlic is supposed to help.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I love marmite and garlic so this is a perfect excuse for me! lol
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it was true, i'd rather get eaten by mozzies than have to eat marmite!

    chuckles.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it was true, i'd rather get eaten by mozzies than have to eat marmite!

    I tried Marmite as a kid after seeing it on TV and spread it over a bitof toast and hated it.

    What someone showed me many years later was to butter the toast and just dab the marmite here and there - that I must say tasted a lot better.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It still looks and tastes like ass (or as bad as i would imagine it to taste).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i love marmite :yum:

    and funnily enough i hardly ever get bitten by anything :chin:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It still looks and tastes like ass (or as bad as i would imagine it to taste).

    not a fan of rimming then?
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