Yes, however there are some lucky people who don’t have the version of the gene that causes armpit odor. According to Smithsonian Magazine, “some people have a rare version of the gene ABCC11 which prevents their armpits from producing odor.” It was found that those who have the rare version of the gene also have dry ear wax.
A study conducted by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, involving 6,495 British citizens found that 2% had the odorless version of the gene. Researchers believe those who have the rare version of the gene produce less amino acids. Since they are not producing amino acids there isn’t as much opportunity for bacteria growth. Your armpits produce odor because the bacteria feeds off the protein secretion.
Genetic epidemiologist Ian Day was one of the authors of the study. In an article by Live Science Day shares that, “almost all Koreans lack the gene and most East Asians do not have stinky gene. According to the study, “there is a higher frequency of the A allele in East Asians, and therefore higher prevalence of the dry ear wax type. In contrast, the wet ear wax type is more prevalent in European and African populations .