(DES MOINES) Gray hair, baldness, wrinkles and fatty deposits around the eye-lids are all signs of aging cited by a heart disease researcher as possible indicators of trouble ahead.
“The scientist who performed the study is hoping that this will just get doctors to check these visible signs of aging as just another marker to see if a person may be at risk, in addition to looking at things like blood pressure and cholesterol,” said Alexon Cashman with the American Heart Association, Iowa chapter.
Researchers note, this isn’t the sort of thing that can be turned around by a face-lift or hair color. But, 80-percent of heart attacks are preventable if patients live a healthy lifestyle.
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