Reversing Skin Wrinkles and Hair Loss By Restoring Mitochondrial Function Contribute

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In a landmark study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, scientists were able to reverse all visible hair loss and wrinkled skin in weeks. 

This was done by turning off a gene responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction.

Though this is quite far from practical application and is working on a very specific method that causes wrinkles, it shows that wrinkles and hair loss may be completely reversible

It also suggests mitochondrial function plays a strong role in skin health.

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