The more moles you have on your body, the longer your life is.
Nine hundred pairs of twins took part in the research made by the experts of King’s College, London. The scientists have calculated the moles on the bodies of participants and measured the lengths of telomeres of chromosomes in their cells. Telomeres are end fragments of chromosomes containing no genetic information. Their basic function is protection of cell’s DNA from deformations and damages. The length of telomeres was recognized as the basic indicator of ageing after the proof that those regions of chromosomes shortened with each cell division.
The average amount of moles on the adult body is from thirty to one hundred, though in some cases they may outnumber four hundred. The researchers managed to detect a statistically significant correlation in the lengths of telomeres among those participants who had less than 25 moles, and those who had more than a hundred. The telomeres were substantially longer in the latter group; it meant that cells of those people were approximately 6-7 years ‘younger’.
The conclusions were quite unexpected, because until recently the people with excessive number of moles had been considered increasingly susceptible to skin cancer — melanoma. According to the statement of the leading researcher, Doctor Veronique Bataille, the minor risk of malignant neoplasms connected with great number of moles, is more than compensated by lower susceptibility to age-related diseases, such as heart diseases, osteoporosis, etc.
(Information is taken from the book “Secrets of Longevity and Mysteries of Immortality” by Kayros O’Hara)