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Side A: They obviously increase the rate of cellular turnover, but because cell turnover means shortening of telomeres every time, does that mean alpha and beta hydroxy acids contribute to aging faster?

Side B: This study (https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/4/863/htm) states that acids “can provide long-term cosmetic benefits such as improvements in skin firmness and elasticity and the reduction of lines and wrinkles.” Or is it that this study was funded by Big Pharma?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to SE Biology. Please take the tour and read about how to ask questions. Please do not use abbreviations (other than the most common — e.g. DNA) in titles and when you expand on your question in the body (a title is a title and a question is a question) define any abbreviations you feel you have to use. I — like, I imagine, most of those on this list — have no idea what AHA and BHA are. $\endgroup$ – David Jan 28 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for responding! I just edited them, but sorry for not doing it initially $\endgroup$ – Die Leute Jan 28 at 13:12

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