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Skin Moles Linked to Reduced Aging of the Skin

Got (Lots of) Moles? You Might Age Better, Then

If you have lots of moles, here's a spot of good news from the UK. A recent study conducted by researchers at Kings College London found that people with a higher percentage of moles actually age better. It seems that not only do moles create a more youthful appearance, but those with a larger percentage of moles (the average person has around 30 to 40) appear to be less apt to experience signs of aging skin, like wrinkles and age spots.

While the reason is unknown, scientists think it might have something to do with the way DNA strands are made up within one's genetic coding. It's also believed that the multiple-moled are blessed with some sort of natural exfoliation system within the skin.

But the bad news is that people with a greater amount of moles are more likely to get skin cancer — and other types of cancer. So while you layer up on the sunscreen, make no bones about it: the study also found that people with a greater amount of moles have better bone density. Whee.

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finch1 finch1 6 years
as much as aging better appeals to me, sounds like having many moles has more bad to it than good. sucks for me, i have so many
marcied23 marcied23 6 years
cool!
bryseana bryseana 6 years
I have moles everywhere, my face, neck, chest, back, arms, between my toes. I look like a chocolate chip cookie. If it has benefits, then that's good.
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