What did you think of the results of the Copenhagen Heart Study? It was released November 6, 2012, at a meeting of the American Heart Association.
Four Visible Factors Identified in Copenhagen Heart Study
The study linked the following four visible signs of aging to an increased risk of heart disease and heart attack:
- Balding on the top of the head
- Loss of hair at the temples
- Fatty deposits on the eyelid
- Vertical crease on the earlobe
Here’s what fascinates me about this study—
Researchers found that an individual’s risk (both men and women) increased with the number of aging factors present, whether or not they were smokers, had high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.
So what factors are at play here? Is the increased risk due to aging, lifestyle, or genetics? The findings suggest that a good or poor lifestyle did not matter. Neither did a person’s genetics. Simple aging seems to be the issue.
An interesting puzzle, won’t you agree?