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Moisturizer reduces risk of age-related diseases, study finds

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Published on March 19, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Moisturizer reduces risk of age-related diseases, study finds

Scientists have found that using a skin moisturizer might reduce the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes.

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Moisturizer reduces risk of age-related diseases, study finds

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Scientists have found that using a skin moisturizer might reduce the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes.

A small pilot study by the University of California, San Francisco found that inflammation of the skin may play a role in chronic illnesses.

Around age 50, our skin begins to lose moisture and the skin's permeability barrier starts to break down.

The barrier acts as a shield to retain water in our bodies and keep pathogens out.

In younger skin, inflammatory cytokines are released to help repair cracks in the barrier.

As the skin ages and the barrier weakens, more cytokines are released by the immune system.

Cytokines eventually enter the bloodstream, and according to the study can cause inflammation that affects the rest of the body.

The study had 33 participants between the ages of 58 and 95.

They were asked to apply moisturizer twice a day for a month.

The moisturizer contained cholesterol, free fatty acids and ceramides — all of which are essential for skin health.

The scientists observed that the cytokine levels of the participants were found to be nearly equivalent with people in their thirties at the end of one month.

In a news release the University of California, San Francisco said the researchers now plan to conduct a large scale study to test if moisturizing creams can actually delay or prevent age-related diseases caused by inflammation.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

Skin inflammation on face 2.

Cross section of skin showing the skin's permeability barrier 3.

Cytokines causing inflammation of the body 4.

Moisturizer, contents of the moisturizer, and cytokine levels of participants VOICEOVER (in English): "According to a small pilot study by the University of California, San Francisco, inflammation of the skin may play a role in chronic illnesses." "Around age 50, our skin begins to lose moisture and the skin's permeability barrier starts to break down." "The barrier acts as a shield to retain water in our bodies and keep pathogens out." "In younger skin, inflammatory cytokines are released to help repair cracks in the barrier." "As the skin ages and the barrier weakens, more cytokines are released by the immune system." "Cytokines eventually enter the bloodstream, and according to the study can cause inflammation that affects the rest of the body." "The study had 33 participants between the ages of 58 and 95.

They were asked to apply moisturizer twice a day for a month." "The moisturizer contained cholesterol, free fatty acids and ceramides — all of which are essential for skin health." "The scientists observed that the cytokine levels of the participants were found to be nearly equivalent with people in their thirties at the end of one month." SOURCES: Medical News Today, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, San Francisco Chronicle, University of California San Francisco, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324717.php https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jdv.15540?referrer_access_token=S-WCGJ60cKFMb2d7FpiJ14ta6bR2k8jH0KrdpFOxC67kdqa5-Q_Q8ltT6uQSa3kUEZMm6mEN7_8mvDywkPe9AOCn7aCLNi_CV3iAMck0BQxAu1SyLpdlTkFwF7hXxUCRmRzGzj18drzFWaV3FZmAhQ%3D%3D https://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/UCSF-study-skin-moisturizer-inflamation-disease-13691930.php https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/03/413576/skin-repair-eliminates-inflamm-aging-linked-chronic-disease *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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