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The curious ways your skin shapes your health
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It turns out skin health can be used to predict a number of seemingly unconnected factors, from your bone density to your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases or dying from cardiovascular disease. The chemicals released by diseased and dysfunctional skin soon enter the bloodstream, where th
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  • It turns out skin health can be used to predict a number of seemingly unconnected factors, from your bone density to your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases or dying from cardiovascular disease.
  • The chemicals released by diseased and dysfunctional skin soon enter the bloodstream, where they wash around, damaging other tissues.
  • as we get older, or when we are in poor health, these inflammatory responses can pass a certain critical threshold – a point beyond which they go into overdrive, releasing a cascade of potent chemicals that rampage around the body, destroying healthy cells and mutilating our DNA. Enter "inflammaging" – the simmering backdrop of inflammation that ac...
  • by far the easiest way to improve the health of this organ is to moisturise.

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