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Dandruff study

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Scalp condition is caused by lipid waste from two Malassezia species, M.restricta and M.globosa rather than overabundance of M.furfur as previously thought, Procter & Gamble researcher Thomas Dawson, PhD, says in findings presented at the World Congress of Dermatology July 1-5 in Paris, France. Among scalp samples from 70 subjects with dandruff, M.restricta was present in 70% and M.globosa was present in 45%, but M.furfur was not detected in any, study says. Research expected to result in more "effective anti-dandruff treatments that will not only treat the condition, but also may help prevent it from occurring"...
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