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November 22, 2010

Scientific News: Sig94 & Rhod may live forever!


People with moles less prone to aging

  • People with moles genetically different
  • Have tougher bones, tauter muscles
  • Scientists investigate other benefits too

THE secret of supermodel Cindy Crawford's ageless allure may be out as British scientists have discovered that people with lots of moles are genetically protected from many of the ravages of time.

New research suggests they may not only develop fewer wrinkles in old age, but also have stronger bones and tauter muscles.

Moles or beauty spots - for which Crawford is famous - are formed by rapidly dividing cells that start producing dots of dark pigment on children as young as four, but which usually vanish from about the age of 40.

In some people, however, they continue to spread as they grow older, producing a smooth and wrinkle-free complexion that can make a woman look at least seven years younger than her real age.

A study of 1200 identical and non-identical female twins, aged 18-79, showed that those with more than 100 moles on their bodies also have tougher bones and are therefore 50 per cent less likely to develop osteoporosis than women with fewer than 25 moles.

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16 comments:

Rhod said...

My moles are going to live a lot longer than I am; they're wrinkle-free, youthful, and some of them even Look like Cindy Crawford.

Sig calls them beauty marks,poor child, and gives them names.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Thanks Nickie, I need to get me a pet mole.

The Watcher said...

Boy, am I glad you were talking about BODY moles...I've been killing the little buggers in my yard for years and I got skeert for a minute.

sig94 said...

Sure Rhod, brag about your Ms. Crawford moles. You know darn well I named all of mine Dick because they all look like Richard Nixon, 'cept they have more hair then he did. I comb my telomeres and braid them.

Nickie Goomba said...

Rhod, I'm pretty sure you get extra credit for the cluster effect.

Nickie Goomba said...

Two words, Woody: rabies shot.

Nickie Goomba said...

Watcher... every man needs a hobby. I collect egg beaters.

Nickie Goomba said...

Sig... I've always admired the Rastafarian theme below your left ear.

DC said...

Dude at the top needs some Palmolive.

Bastiatarian said...

You can get some pretty good mole(s) here in Arizona. I try to have some a couple times month, so I guess I'm on the right track.

Nickie Goomba said...

DC, stop the hate.

Nickie Goomba said...

Basti, you gotta try my Chicken & Rice Mole.

Doom said...

Holy Moly, I am saved! At least they aren't visible, unless those scanners are better than what I have heard. My bones simply do not break, or so far. And I swear I have almost been trying. About looking younger, I dunno. Men don't need to worry about that metric so much. Whether or not one walks softly or not (though it has it's advantages), men rely on the second part of that saying and in more ways than one. None of which can be helped by moles, salves, or any such silly thing. (hey... batter, batter, batter *swing*)

I didn't say that last.

Rhod said...

Doom, you're right. I tried oysters but they kept falling off.

DC said...

Wait, I think some one photo-shopped in Larry King's hands ...

Doom said...

Rhod,

Uhrm, wrong oyster?

I really didn't say that!