Identified by Japanese scientists from cosmetics company Kao Corporation
The activity of the gene responsible for the strength and aging of hair is inversely proportional to the number of years lived. The discovery of this gene will soon make it possible to find a way to influence its activity, and hence the strength and splendor of hair until old age.
This discovery was made after a study in which 127 girls and women aged 17 to 70 took part. Scientists have found that with age, the activity of the VEGF gene decreases and the hair begins to thin and age. The gene is also involved in the formation of blood vessels. By stimulating blood circulation, the gene feeds the hair roots with nutrients for further hair growth. For complete happiness, scientists now need to find a way to influence this gene.
It’s interesting that:
Hair loss is 8 times more common in women than in men.
Painlessly, a person can lose 100 to 200 hairs a day.
The lifespan of hair in men is 2 years, and in women — from 4 to 5 years.
Hair is primarily made up of proteins and grows at an average rate of 0.4 mm per day.
Blondes have the most hair — about 150 thousand
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