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No one enjoys skin tags: they're unattractive, a hindrance during physical activities, and require special care to avoid damage. In most cases, skin tags are similar to moles and do not indicate any serious medical issue, though they can develop due to an existing condition or physical change.

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1. Diabetes

People with diabetes are more likely to have and develop skin tags because changing hormones and glucose fluctuations can interfere with skin cells. A recent study found that skin tags are associated with higher levels of cholesterol in individuals with diabetes.

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