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Coming Soon: A Cure For Gray Hair?


Researchers are working on a true anti-graying cream that could make people produce their own youthful colors again. So far, it's worked in just a few people who have lost pigment in their hair and skin not from age, but from a condition called vitiligo. Because the cause of vitiligo pigment loss is the same as one possible cause of graying in old age, however, the prototype cream might be a step toward a real anti-graying cream. (But what would we do without those Just For Men commercials?)

The cream worked in just five people in a preliminary study, so it's likely a long way from becoming a commercial product. If it does turn out to work in more people, it could be a great thing for those who have vitiligo, most of whom live with the condition for the rest of their lives.

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