Signs of Aging indicate Heart Disease

Updated at: Nov 12, 2012
Signs of Aging indicate Heart Disease

Baggy eyes, baldness and other signs of aging could be signs of a heart disease.

Arka Roy Chowdhury
LatestWritten by: Arka Roy ChowdhuryPublished at: Nov 12, 2012

Signs of Aging a connection with Heart Disease

Your baldness, baggy eyes, and creased earlobes which are sure signs of aging could also mean that you are at the threshold of a heart disease. It was found by researchers people who had three to four aging signs, such as receding hairline at the temples, baldness at the heads crown, earlobe crease and yellow fatty deposits around the eyelid (xanthelasmata) had a 57% increased risk for heart attack and a 39% increased risk for heart disease.


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Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, who is the senior author of the study and professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said, “The visible signs of aging reflect physiologic or biological age, not chronological age, and are independent of chronological age”. It was analysed by researchers that of the 10,885 participants who were 40 years and older (45% women) in the Copenhagen Heart Study, 7,537 of them had frontoparietal baldness, 3,938 had crown top baldness, and 3,405 had earlobe crease, while 678 had fatty deposits around the eye. The study that was followed up for 35 years, it was found that, 3,401 participants developed heart disease and 1,708 had a heart attack.


Even more disturbing was the fact that heart attack and heart disease risk increased with each additional sign of aging in all age groups among men and women. The highest of these risks was for those in their 70s and those with multiple signs of ageing.


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