Mole-skins age better

July 20, 2007

People with large numbers of moles may age more slowly than expected, according to a study from King's College London. Researchers studied the skin and markers of biological ageing in more than 1,800 twins in a ten-year study. Veronique Bataille, the lead researcher, said the results were exciting because they showed for the first time that people with many moles, who have a slightly increased risk of melanoma, may have the benefit of a reduced rate of ageing.

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