Skin Moisturizer Could Reduce Risk Of Disease

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Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online - 17th March, 2019) According to a small pilot study, moisturizing our skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's disease.The skin is our largest organ.

One of its Primary functions, of course, is to protect our insides from the dangers outside.It also detects heat and cold, helps to regulate our internal temperature, and allows us to sense touch.Despite its huge size, scientists do not often consider the skin's role in chronic disease.

However, a group of researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), are bucking the trend.

They are focused intently on understanding the role of skin in age-related chronic disease.As people age, levels of inflammation in their bodies steadily increase. Scientists refer to this as inflammaging. Cytokines are important drivers of this inflammation, and the scientists involved in the current study want to understand whether the skin might be involved.

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