Something strange has happened lately; Every time I am out with my mother, without fail, someone seriously asks if we are sisters.
As a now 40's, this type of event can potentially send one to a middle-aged emotional tail tip ̵
Of course, my mother is no bother. It has long been said that "black does not crack", as if our actual repairs are our ability to age at a significantly slower pace than our white counterparts. But while it has long believed that our increased melanin was the source of our long-standing youth, recent research from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School says it is far more than skin deep. In fact, it's in our legs.
As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the study, published in JAMA Facial Plastics in April, is titled "Long-term pattern of age-related facial loss in black people." Scientists looked at the faces of six black men and 14 black women from around the world between 40 and 55 years; Their results reveal the following:
Black people are not only born with denser legs in our faces, these legs do not break down so quickly – especially the bone between the eyes and the cheekbones – like our Caucasian counterparts. The result: Black faces maintain structural support for a long time so that we have a younger skin longer.
While only 20 people are studying, it is small, it is high as the first to specifically study changes in the bone structure of black people. Similar studies have been conducted to measure the bone structure of white subjects, which provides data for comparative analysis.
"That's why black people look further out," says 33-year-old Rutger's facial surgeon Boris Paskhover, who initiated the study to better understand why black and white faces age at different rates-specifically why the bone structure deteriorates in different stages, the inquirer notes. .
"If we can understand what makes the face older, maybe one day we can understand how to prevent the aging process without surgery," he added.
The study was measured and compared CAT scans of black people without facial cancer or scarring with scans taken six to ten years later, focusing on "five key sites where bone distribution is common: space on the forehead between the eyes, cheekbones, legs at the nasal opening, the eye's orbital width and the frontozygomatic junction or the FZ junction, w Pichhover and his team found changes in each of these points, but their results noted the overall, "the bony properties were relatively stable [in black subjects] compared to the patterns of change that previously observed in the white population. "
Referring to the increased bone density of blacks, Paskhover refers to black men as the" gold standard of bone health ", while black women have a much lower rate of development of osteoporosis. In particular, Paskhover is the doctor who helped a 2018 Rutgers study that shows that our noses look 30 percent bigger in the selfies – which explains why young people do not see, I look like a turtle if I do not hit my angles exactly right in mine.
But as the author's author Elizabeth Wellington notes, our timeless beauty of a two-sided sword.
his perceived "strength" was part of why black people were considered good cattle, and in terms of beauty it is therefore a whole host of black women – including the former first lady Michelle Obama – historically harangas of racists pointing to our strong facial features as reasons why we are not "as desirable" as white women, but these are the same impenetrable and resilient legs that give black women the beauty one-up, a long-standing youth source. There is not enough Botox in the world to compete with Mother Nature.
And as Wellington further points out (which has The Root), just because we look younger does not mean that black people are not prematurely aging in other ways: diabetes, high blood pressure, mortality, breast cancer and birth birth all have disproportionate impact on blacks Societies, and the PTSD of racism have also recently been shown to hit dramatically black health outcomes.
Paskhover, who had previously entered a study of facial bone density with a white-white subject pool, told the requester who encountered a predominantly black population at Rutger's hospital forcing him to analyze CAT scans by black people as well.
"I wanted to turn this into an opportunity to figure out what's happening in the black community," says Paskhover.
"It's really about understanding the underlying causes that will prevent aging in all people," added "Right now, we tend to target the skin for underlying age problems, but maybe we should target the bone."