DEC 2018

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in the news [ 64 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 A study published in the journal EBioMedicine has found that the natural fl avonoid fi setin—which is present in many fruits and vegetables including apples, cucumbers, grapes, onions and strawberries—can improve health and longevity. As people get older, they accumulate damaged cells that eventually go through a process called senescence, and the senescent cells play a key role in aging and age-related diseases. But when scientists treated aging mice and human fat tissue with diff erent fl avonoids, fi setin proved to be the most eff ective at reducing the number of senescent cells, as well as markers of infl ammation and oxidative stress, increasing lifespan by about 10 percent. Based on this study and several earlier ones, clinical trials are underway to evaluate the benefi ts of treating elderly subjects with fi setin. "These results suggest that we can extend the period of health, termed healthspan, even towards the end of life," says study coauthor and University of Minnesota Medical School professor Paul D. Robbins, PhD. "But there are still many questions to address, including the right dosage, for example." © GETTY IMAGES A Spotty Re cord Research from the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland confi rms that acne can damage far more than the skin. After surveying 271 suff erers, the study authors found that respondents' own negative perceptions of how society views their appearance are associated with higher psychological distress levels and further physical symptoms, such as sleep disturbance, headaches and gastrointestinal problems. "We know from previous research that many acne suff erers experience negative feelings about their condition, but we have never before been able to draw such a direct link between quality of life and perception of social stigma around acne," says UL social psychology professor Aisling O'Donnell, PhD. Survey respondents who perceived high levels of acne stigma also reported more somatic conditions such as respiratory illness. "This is important information for clinicians dealing with acne conditions … [and] those who are close to acne suff erers," notes UL PhD student and study coauthor Jamie Davern. "The wider negative impacts some acne suff erers experience are very challenging and require sensitivity and support." The Elite Eye Mask Order 12 or More and get FREE SHIPPING and SPECIAL PRICING! PROTECT YOUR LASH EXTENSION INVESTMENT Introducing LashSavers TM EXTENDS THE LIFE OF LASH EXTENSIONS AND STRIP LASHES PROTECTS EYES AND LASHES DURING SLEEP, MASSAGE AND TRAVEL WASHABLE ONE SIZE FITS ALL • • • • TO ORDER: 800.690.1654 Eye Mask H E A L I N G N E W S ANTIAGING BREAKTHROUGH

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