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Moles link to delayed ageing
Source: New Straits Times, December 14, 2010
   
 

Scientists say moles may be linked to delayed ageing.  A research team from King’s College London looked at 1,200 non-identical female twins aged between 18 and 79 and found that those with more than 100 moles were half as likely to develop osteoporosis as those with fewer than 25.  They also appear to have fewer wrinkles – helping them look up to seven years younger than their real age.  People with lots of moles are known to produce white blood cells with unusually long telomeres, a part of DNA which allows it to replicate, preventing deterioration.


   
     
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