London: Having moles is usually a cause for embarrassment, but not any more, according to scientists.A research team from King`s College London believes that people with moles have tougher bones than normal, making them less likely to develop osteoporosis.
In a study of 1,200 non-identical female twins aged between 18 and 79, the team found that those with more than 100 moles were half as likely to develop osteoporosis as those with fewer than 25.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.The longer it is, the more time before it starts to degrade – much like the plastic tip on a shoelace.Genetics expert Professor Tim Spector told a leading English daily that the same findings had been reported in Brisbane, Australia, and applied equally to men and women.ANI
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