Monday, 11 November 2013

A wrinkle in time: smooth skin as a sign of longevity

Like it or not, your skin may be an indicator of how long you live.

A study in the Journal of Gerontology (*), a study of both women and men showed a relationship between blood pressure and how wrinkled a person's skin is.  The more wrinkles there are, the higher the blood pressure.

(* published by Unilever, so there may be corporate for-profit pseudo-science)

It's hardly conclusive proof, but both blood pressure and skin can be linked to poor diet and poor health.

Exposure to the sun and "skin treatments" were shown not to be a factor.  Skin on parts of the body that aren't usually exposed to the sun was also examined and showed the same tendencies.

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