Video: ❶ Smoking And Being Overweight Are The Main Culprits In Aging
All people grow old sooner or later. However, everyone wants to delay the onset of age-related changes. This is possible if you clearly know the factors that contribute to premature aging. The main culprits, according to scientists, are excess weight and smoking. They trigger the process of skin photoaging. Location: Location:
Photoaging is damage to various layers of the skin, including deep ones, which occurs as a result of a complex of biological processes in the body. Scientists argue that bad smoking habits and excess oil can make the skin more susceptible to sun damage, and therefore photoaging. As a result of photoaging, roughness, age spots, wrinkles, and visible blood vessels appear on the skin surface.
American scientists in 2002 examined 65 pairs of identical twins. The study involved twins aged 18 to 77 years. They filled out special questionnaires, which contained questions regarding their weight, skin type, drinking and smoking habits. The results were calculated using a scoring system. A specific amount was assigned to each twin for varying degrees of change in wrinkling and pigmentation.
As a result of research, scientists have concluded that overweight and smoking affect photoaging. They argue that 40% of the visible changes occurred as a result of the increased influence of external factors on the aging process of the skin, while genetic factors determined them by 60%. Oddly enough, according to the researchers, the aging process is not affected by alcohol consumption. Scientists believe that stopping smoking and overeating can prolong youth.