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Ageing: hazardous

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February 5, 2009

Source: The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4524755/Divorce-makes-you-look-two-years-older-say-scientists.html

Researchers who looked at 186 pairs of identical twins found evidence of the extent to which lifestyle factors, not just genetics, affect aging.

The researchers, from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, warn that the drugs can relax muscles in the face so much that they begin to “sag”. Sun bathing, smoking and drinking alcohol can all age the face.

February 28, 2006

Source: The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/do-you-look-your-age-468015.html

The University of Southern Denmark has published a report, The Influence of Environmental Factors on Facial Ageing, which shows that how we live can affect how old we look.

Alcohol can make us all think we look great, while we’re drunk, but if you want to look younger, it’s best to avoid it. Even moderate but regular drinking can make you look older than you are. One ageing effect that drinking has is to dull the whites of your eyes. This is because alcohol can raise the blood pressure and burst tiny capillaries in the eyes, making them appear bloodshot. The same goes for the complexion, although this is more of a long-term effect.

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