The research team from the University of Kansas found that men with less than 9mm mustache can reduce the likelihood of developing squamous cell carcinoma lower than 16 times. The Medical Express reported on May 21.
Dermatologist Daniel Aires explains that cancer can develop from photosynthetic keratosis (Actinic Keratosis) , a patch of scaly skin.
The disease occurs, in principle, due to being in the sun for a long time and appearing around the lips, ears, scalp and shoulders in men aged 50-60. Sometimes this disease arises into cancer.
Photochemical keratin poses the greatest threat to the thin skin of the lips. In this sense, whiskers can serve as a protective layer against disease and its consequences.
The doctor noted that in the new study, experts worked with people who wore mustache from a teenage age or from about 20 years old.
'It cannot be confirmed that wearing a mustache at a later age will protect the person, but I think they are definitely not harmful,' said Daniel Aires, a dermatologist.