Often bus conductor would ask me if I’ll avail SP (student privilege)… I always encountered this especially if I’m not wearing my office attire. Many do not believe that I’m already in my late 20’s. They thought that I am a fresh graduate or maybe a college student. It’s flattering but sometimes I wonder if do look immature. LOL… But when I read this article from RD Asia I think I knew the reasons why I look younger than my age….
Well Spotted (Reader’s Digest Asia, April 2011 Issue)
People with high number of moles (more than 100) are likely to have relatively slow ageing skin, and now a team of researcher at King’s College London has discovered they are also blessed with tougher bones. Their latest research has found that people with more than 100 moles on their bodies are 50% less likely to develop osteoporosis that people with few moles.
Why? It appears that people with large number of moles have longer telomeres – the bundles of DNA found at the end of chromosomes in all cells – and telomeres are a good biological indicator of the rate at which are ageing.
“People [with moles] have a slightly increased risk of melanoma, but they have the benefit of a reduced rate of ageing,” says lead researcher Dr. Veroniques Bataille.
Now, this made me think of my plan of removing my seven black bulging moles. ….