Moustaches, Facial Hair Reduce The Risk of Skin Cancer

by VR Sreeraman on  November 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM Research News
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Moustaches and facial hair have benefits well beyond aesthetics, as a new study has found that they can reduce the risk of skin cancer.
 Moustaches, Facial Hair Reduce The Risk of Skin Cancer
Moustaches, Facial Hair Reduce The Risk of Skin Cancer

Using dosimetric techniques - instruments that measure the skin and show the amount of radiation absorbed over a given period of time - scientists from the University of Southern Queensland discovered that people with facial hair had reduced their skin's exposure to the sun by about one-third, News.com.au reported.

The results of this study said that the longer the facial hair was, the better it was at protecting against skin cancer.

Source: ANI

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