New compound turns back the clock on hair loss, skin damage

Jul 30, 2018

Promising research has shown that a new compound has the potential to reverse hair loss and skin damage linked to a high-fat diet.

The research, conducted on mice by scientists at Johns Hopkins, showed that the compound could successfully block the production of certain fats that are a part of skin and other cell membranes. The results indicated that it could stop symptoms of aging that are more prevalent in those with a fatty diet. 

Although the results are promising, the researchers pointed out that compound has only been successful on mice and may not work on humans. But the hope is that the study could help reveal different pathways to developing anti-aging products that target hair loss and skin inflammation.

Read the full Johns Hopkins report.