A cure for gray hair

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UK researchers have discovered a drug that reverses the graying process.

In 2009 their studies showed that gray hair is triggered by the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide, which generates harmful oxidative stress, in the roots of hair follicles. The same phenomenon is also linked to a skin condition called vitiligo, which leads to patchy pigmentation in skin and can cause eyelashes to turn white.

To investigate a possible link between oxidative stress and vitiligo, the researchers analyzed skin biopsies from patients with the disease. They found low levels of a special enzyme called catalase, which breaks down hydrogen peroxide and relieves oxidative stress.

Researchers then treated vitiligo patients with a cream containing a ‘pseudo-catalase,’ which can be activated by sunlight. After patients applied the cream, and spent time in the sun, pigment returned in both their skin and eyelashes.

Based on tests so far, the researchers believe that a similar cream can restore color to hair that has gone gray.

You can read more at Medical Daily Here: http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/15163/20130503/cure-gray-hair-here-study-claims.htm

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