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Oxygen Protects from UVB Induced Wrinkles

Hairless mice that were placed in oxygen after being exposed to UVB rays three times a week for five weeks ended up with fewer wrinkles and less skin damage compared to those not placed in the oxygen chamber for two hours after being exposed, according to a study at the University of Tokyo. Wrinkles and thickened skin were observed in both groups, but to a lesser extent in the group that received oxygen treatment. More studies need to be done to determine if high levels of oxygen would do that same for people. The complete study can be found online in the American Journal of Physiology -- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

More at Yahoo! Health Day | Posted 8 years ago by Kristie Hayes

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Tags: Wrinkles, UVB Exposure, Oxygen, Oxygen Chamber

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