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Study: Fat loss makes you look older

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 13:59:06-05

Dieting may be good for your health but it could also make you look older. A study by the Medical College of Wisconsin found fat loss in the face makes the eyes seem hollow and cheeks look deflated.

Researchers studied participants between the ages of 46 and 57 who lost 12-percent of fat over ten years. They found the loss of fat in their faces caused the appearance of aging.

Researchers say the study shows facial sagging as a person gets older is not just caused by gravity but by fat loss in the face.