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Old 06-07-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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A study conducted by Harvard reveals a youthful gene that 1 in 5 blacks carry. Explains the statement "black don't crack" lol.

Young gene shaves years of age with black people twice as likely to have it | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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I think I have that gene too. I'm still young, but I get mistaken for being younger all the time lol.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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I really do not know anything about a youth gene, but I have noticed that the skin of black people simply does not age very much and that is due to more melanin. Dark skin has more protection against the sun and things like that. Pale skin is just more delicate so it ages more.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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Yeah, sounds about right.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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The average life expectancy says otherwise, but it's nice to see that Harvard gave it the good ole college try.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:30 PM
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I'm curious to know what the specific gene is, couldn't find any reference to it online.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:34 PM
 
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I really do not know anything about a youth gene, but I have noticed that the skin of black people simply does not age very much and that is due to more melanin. Dark skin has more protection against the sun and things like that. Pale skin is just more delicate so it ages more.
Yes, this.

This has been known for decades, perhaps dozens of them. Black skin does not wrinkle and age like white skin does.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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Interesting study, but black skin aging slower than some other races has been something many already knew. Now there is science to support this.

I am always thought to be 6-7 years younger than my actual age. Not a bad thing at all.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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I really do not know anything about a youth gene, but I have noticed that the skin of black people simply does not age very much and that is due to more melanin. Dark skin has more protection against the sun and things like that. Pale skin is just more delicate so it ages more.

No, its because dark skin masque imperfections better. Its like spilling a drink on a black **** versus a white one. The flip side is dark skin scars horribly.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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I think I have that gene too. I'm still young, but I get mistaken for being younger all the time lol.
Yep me and my sisters and when my mom was alive same thing happened to her. I definitely think she passed on the gene to us!!
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