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Holy moley! Longer life!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Football_Bat, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    People with a lot of moles on their skin are used to being told that they are at greater risk of cancer. But now they have reason to celebrate; research suggests they can look forward to a longer life.

    "Moley" people have a slightly higher risk of developing melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, but a study comparing more than 1,800 twins found that those with more moles have longer telomeres - a marker of biological ageing found in all cells.
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Sweet. This news comes about a week after my physical, during which the doc told me to keep an eye on that mole and that mole.

    I come from very pale, very redheaded, very moley Irish descent.

    Praise Jesus, there are none on my face!
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