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Having wrinkly face raises risk of deadly strokes and heart attacks

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 30, 2018, 1:46 pm IST
Updated : Aug 30, 2018, 1:46 pm IST

Scientists found that having a face that is too wrinkly is an early warning sign of deadly heart trouble.

Study further added that deep forehead furrows mean key vessels are being blocked with fatty plaques. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Study further added that deep forehead furrows mean key vessels are being blocked with fatty plaques. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study now reveals that having a wrinkly face dramatically raises the risk of deadly strokes and heart attacks.

A story published in The Sun, wrote that scientists found that having a face that is too wrinkly is an early warning sign of deadly heart trouble.

 

They further added that deep forehead furrows mean key vessels are being blocked with fatty plaques.

The research, presented at the world’s largest heart conference found adults with the wrinkliest brows were 10 times more likely to die young than those with smooth skin.

Speaking about the stiudy, lead researcher Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of occupational health at the University Hospital of Toulouse in France, said heavy wrinkling is a red flag for clogged arteries, known as atherosclerosis.

The condition restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to vital organs and increases the risk of lethal clots.

Speaking at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich, she further added, “The higher your wrinkle score, the more your cardiovascular mortality risk increases. Just looking at a person’s face could sound an alarm, then we could give advice to lower risk.”

 

Dr Esquirol said deep wrinkles are not a result of hard work or stressful lifestyle instead, they are likely caused by the same changes that cause blood vessels to become blocked – such as cell and protein damage.

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