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People With Moles Age More Slowly Than Others
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007

Posted on 07/10/2007 6:10:40 PM PDT by blam

People with moles age more slowly than others

Last Updated: 1:43am BST 11/07/2007

People who seem to stay younger for longer are also likely to have more moles, research released yesterday suggests.

A study of twins found a striking correlation between high numbers of moles and a biological marker for slow ageing.

As a result, people with a lot of moles might be expected to live longer than those who have very few, despite facing a greater risk of skin cancer.

Dr Veronique Bataille, from the Twin Research Unit at King's College London, who led the study said: "The results are very exciting as they show, for the first time, that moley people who have a slightly increased risk of melanoma [skin cancer] may, on the other hand, have the benefit of a reduced rate of ageing.

"This could imply susceptibility to fewer age-related diseases such as heart disease or osteoporosis, for example. Further studies are needed."

Moles appear in childhood and tend to vanish from middle age onwards. People with white skin average about 30 moles, although some may have as many as 400.

The reason for these differences is unknown, as is the function of moles. Previous research has shown that up to 60 per cent of susceptibility to moles is inherited.

Because moles disappear with age Dr Bataille's team looked at their relationship with telomere length, a good biological indicator of an individual's rate of ageing.

Telomeres are protective bundles of DNA found at the end of chromosomes in all cells. As cells divide, the telomeres shorten until a point where the chromosomes become unstable. The cell may then stop dividing or die.

The scientists compared more than 1,800 twins and found that participants with high numbers of moles - more than 100 - had longer telomeres than those with fewer than 25 moles.

The difference between the two groups was equivalent to six to seven years of normal ageing estimated by looking at the average rate of telomere length loss per year.

People with a lot of moles appeared to have longer telomeres and to keep their moles for longer. Those with shorter telomeres had fewer moles and tended to lose them more quickly with age.

Prof Tim Spector, head of the Twin Research Unit and co-author of the study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, said: "We now plan to look in more detail at the genes which influence the numbers of moles and to see whether they may also slow down the ageing process."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: age; dna; health; moles; people; slowly; telomeres

1 posted on 07/10/2007 6:10:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I gotta stop letting my dogs dig them up.


2 posted on 07/10/2007 6:12:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: blam
“People With Moles Age More Slowly Than Others”

file in the uglier longer category.

3 posted on 07/10/2007 6:12:51 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: blam

Timeless.

4 posted on 07/10/2007 6:13:26 PM PDT by llevrok (I voted for George Bush - not Jorge Arbusto.)
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To: blam

People who seem to stay younger for longer are also likely to eat more rice, research released yesterday suggests..

There, fixed it and added another.

I swear, I have begun to view all so called research in England as suspect in the least.


5 posted on 07/10/2007 6:14:36 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: blam

people that look for grant money live forever


6 posted on 07/10/2007 6:15:52 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: llevrok

LOL! One of the best movies of all time. :)


7 posted on 07/10/2007 6:15:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: blam

The study also found that people with large, unsightly moles with hair growing out of them are likely to age even more slowly than those with normal moles.


8 posted on 07/10/2007 6:16:11 PM PDT by SIDENET (RUH-ROH)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep that’s how I read the headline.


9 posted on 07/10/2007 6:17:58 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: blam

“People with a lot of moles appeared to have longer telomeres and to keep their moles for longer”.

Look, it’s not like I haven’t been pounding the table on this for years. The article even calls them “moley people”. Undoubtedly, this is to distinguish these types of people from others who are essentially hairy moles with people growing out of them.


10 posted on 07/10/2007 6:19:18 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (When Bubba lies, the finger flies!)
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What about people that are moles?
11 posted on 07/10/2007 6:20:42 PM PDT by CAWats (Women should be well-behaved)
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To: lastchance
Hey, could become a new fashion trend!


12 posted on 07/10/2007 6:21:05 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: cripplecreek
Yeah, wonder if there are any benefits from groundhogs?
13 posted on 07/10/2007 6:23:54 PM PDT by skimbell (Conservatism Works)
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To: SIDENET

That is the Krupman Curse to go along with the Krupman diamond.

You should see old man Krupman, Mr. Moleman.


14 posted on 07/10/2007 6:23:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: blam

15 posted on 07/10/2007 6:26:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: SIDENET

I wanna know why the ugliest women seem to have the most children. I suspect beer has something to do with it.


16 posted on 07/10/2007 6:26:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: blam

Man, I just had three removed in last two weeks. How many years have I reduced my life-span?


17 posted on 07/10/2007 6:26:32 PM PDT by mmanager (Our Nation is at a cross-road and the date is November 2008. C'mon Fred!)
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To: blam

HOLY MOLEY!


18 posted on 07/10/2007 6:26:53 PM PDT by colorcountry (To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon -)
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To: trisham

Eat your heart out, trisham (I hope you are a guy). I met Cindy Morgan several years ago. She still looks good, and so did the diving scene and Chevy Chase/Morgan sandwich in the movie.

Now, ask about me and Tanya Roberts, Chase Materson, Robin Curtis, and Tracy Scroggins. I have PHOTOS.


19 posted on 07/10/2007 6:27:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: blam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvxe04wGmTw


20 posted on 07/10/2007 6:27:14 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Max Friedman

Not a guy. :) I just love that movie.


21 posted on 07/10/2007 6:28:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“The article even calls them “moley people”.”

Do not mess with the moley people, for they are holy.
I should not have to tell you that, grasshopper.


22 posted on 07/10/2007 6:29:36 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: blam

People With Moles Age More Slowly Than Others


I’m off to the pet shop. Can anyone tell me what the little buggers eat?


23 posted on 07/10/2007 6:30:59 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yup.

You can have it good.
You can have it cheap.
You can have it now.

Pick any two.


24 posted on 07/10/2007 6:31:00 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: blam
Oh great. That means my sister is gonna live forever like one of them there highlanders.

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25 posted on 07/10/2007 6:33:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: llevrok

‘License to hunt gophers.’ A true, American classic.


26 posted on 07/10/2007 6:33:53 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean THEY aren't out to get you...)
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To: blam
And retain the ability to appreciate jokes...
27 posted on 07/10/2007 6:34:44 PM PDT by mikrofon (No kidding)
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To: cripplecreek
I wanna know why the ugliest women seem to have the most children. I suspect beer has something to do with it.

It probably has more to do with where you see women. In my parish (traditional Catholic), 8-13 children is not uncommon. As a group, these women are more slender than the average woman of the same age, and are certainly not ugly. (I believe the same can be said of Mormon and fecund Evangelical families, as a rule).
28 posted on 07/10/2007 6:35:03 PM PDT by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: blam
And retain the ability to appreciate jokes...
29 posted on 07/10/2007 6:36:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (No kidding)
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To: sittnick

FECUND EVANGELICAL FAMILY PING!


30 posted on 07/10/2007 6:36:54 PM PDT by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: blam
How many of these things does it take?


31 posted on 07/10/2007 6:37:10 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: blam

So i got about 20 of them tack on onerther 15 years or so

lol


32 posted on 07/10/2007 6:38:03 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (In everyday life there is more than meets the eye to reach the depths of truth we must DRAGTHEWATERS)
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To: edcoil
file in the uglier longer category.

Oh, I don't know about that....


33 posted on 07/10/2007 6:38:41 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: blam
When I relax in front of my PC I always make it a point to wear my extra-comfy mole slippers.


34 posted on 07/10/2007 6:39:32 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: SIDENET
The study also found that people with large, unsightly moles with hair growing out of them are likely to age even more slowly than those with normal moles.

Well, if they are raised and/or hairy, they are less likely to be melanomas, so they are certainly more likely to reach old age.

35 posted on 07/10/2007 6:45:07 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Grizzled Bear
I’m off to the pet shop. Can anyone tell me what the little buggers eat?

Worms and grubs. "Typically a mole diet includes earthworms, beetles, grubs, and other insect larvae. Moles seldom feed extensively on plant material; however, several species of mice may inhabit mole burrows and damage bulbs and other plant roots." http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/naturalresources/DD1139.html

36 posted on 07/10/2007 6:48:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: cripplecreek

“I wanna know why the ugliest women seem to have the most children. I suspect beer has something to do with it”.

There are a lot of politically incorrect explanations, but I think it takes something stronger than beer.

A lot of PC-indoctrinated men can only find solace in ugly women. No need to explain more.

I am overjoyed to have married a beautiful conservative woman 26 years ago. It’s not easy. We disagree with each other almost as much as we disagree with the libs.


37 posted on 07/10/2007 6:51:26 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: colorcountry

Damn, you beat me to it!


38 posted on 07/10/2007 6:53:41 PM PDT by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: r9etb

the exception only proves the rule.


39 posted on 07/10/2007 6:55:06 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: neocon1984

Honey, is that you?


40 posted on 07/10/2007 6:55:20 PM PDT by colorcountry (To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon -)
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To: blam

41 posted on 07/10/2007 6:56:28 PM PDT by null and void (...and there'd be world peace and fuzzy puppies for everyone. And then we could eat them...)
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To: blam

People who eat olive oil tend to live longer. Heck, look what it’s done for Popeye.


42 posted on 07/10/2007 6:59:40 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Oh my


43 posted on 07/10/2007 7:07:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: blam

Mmmooooole

44 posted on 07/10/2007 7:14:58 PM PDT by ncdrumr
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To: cripplecreek
I wanna know why the ugliest women seem to have the most children. I suspect beer has something to do with it.

They are less full of themselves. They tend to want to please their husbands, so as to keep them around. Thus fewer headaches and more children. OTOH, my mother in law was a fine looking woman well into late middle age, but she had five children, as many as any of her children. OTOH the one that also had five is just a hedonist, and took three husbands to do what her mother managed with one four eyed nerd (a nerd who liked guns and was a dead shot with rifle, handgun and shotgun!)

45 posted on 07/10/2007 7:18:24 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: blam

Great! Our dogs dig them up all the time. Except, it’s been awfully dry recently, so there haven’t been any problems with them.


46 posted on 07/10/2007 7:31:15 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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