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Forehead Wrinkles Indicate Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Death Risk

Forehead Wrinkles Indicate Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Death Risk

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Aug 2018 7:23 AM GMT

London: The wrinkles on your forehead may not be just an inevitable consequence of aging, but could also signal an early death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have warned. The findings showed that increased deep forehead wrinkles, more than what is typical for their age, could be linked to death atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries due to plaque build-up — a major contributor to heart attacks and other CVD events.

While the furrows in the brow are not a better method of evaluating heart risk than existing methods, such as blood pressure and lipid profiles, yet they can raise a red flag earlier, at a simple glance, the researchers said. Changes in collagen protein and oxidative stress seem to play a part both in atherosclerosis and wrinkles. Also, blood vessels in the forehead are so small they may be more sensitive to plaque build-up meaning wrinkles could one of the early signs of vessel aging, they explained. (IANS)

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