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Do Your Moles Ever Go Away?

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  • Skin is your largest and fastest growing organ, used to protect your body, regulate temperature, get rid of waste products and house a nervous system that allows you to feel and sense your environment
  • Moles may be present at birth, but more commonly are acquired through childhood as skin pigment cells — melanocytes — clump together; moles present at birth have a higher risk of becoming skin cancer
  • Some moles may disappear naturally over several years, while others may be affected by abnormal cell growth, either changing shape and size or disappearing
  • It is important to do monthly skin checks to observe for changes to moles and implement preventive strategies, such as sensible sun exposure, vitamin B3 and eating a whole food diet

By Dr. Mercola

Skin is your body's largest and fastest growing organ, used to protect your body from bacteria and germs, regulate your temperature, get rid of waste products and house a nervous system that allows you to feel and sense your environment. Your skin is what others first notice about you, and is an indicator of both internal and external aging.


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