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Middle-aged people have MORE cancer-causing mutant cells than normal ones, shock study reveals

Middle-aged people have more mutant cells than normal ones, researchers claim.  Scientists found up to 80 per cent of cells contain mutations that could cause cancer - even if they seem healthy under a microscope.  In their examination of the oesophageal tissue of dead people, they also discovered people in their twenties have a few hundred mutations in some cells.  However, this can rise to more than 2,000 as they get older, leading to healthy tissue being 'riddled with mutations'.  Read more...

 

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