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Sugar-substitute xylitol found to actively slow skin aging

  1. May 18, 2005 #1
    This is a surprise. This is not even topical xylitol; this is orally ingested. (And it tastes good, too. I have tried it.)
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/...ve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15832042


    "Collagen fluorescence" is another term for protein glycation (protein crosslinking). Old skin looks old mainly because it is glycated. (This is why facial peels make skin look younger -- glycated skin layers are peeled away and replaced with fresh, unglycated skin. The skin can only be peeled to a certain depth, though, so facial peels cannot completely rejuvinate skin.)
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2005
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