Receding hairline among signs of heart disease risk

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Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark did a study involving 10,885 men and women, 40 years old and up.

According to the study, there are four main characteristics of aging shown to be glaring signs of heart disease:

  • Earlobe creases.
  • Hairline receding at the temples.
  • Baldness at the crown of the head.
  • Patches of yellow fat deposits around the eyelids (called xanthelasmata) seemed the greatest single predictor of cardiovascular illness.

Anyone with at least three of these signs has a 57 percent greater risk for a heart attack and a 39 percent higher chance of heart disease. People in their 70s with many visible signs of aging were found to be at the highest risk.

Researchers say that further studies are necessary to better understand exactly how aging signs are linked to the risks of heart attack and cardiovascular disease.

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About Chad Cooper

Chad Cooper is a Senior Patient Advisor at Rahal. He has been consulting and advising patients on hair loss for over 6 years. Educating our patients on what is right for them in combating their hair loss continues to be his top priority. He is a huge film buff, sports fan and has always been passionate about Personal Development, Health and Fitness.

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