Gray hair is a possible like to increased heart disease in men
Your hair can you tell you more than just your age. Cardiologists at Cairo University, Egypt believe they have discovered a link to men’s graying hair and heart disease. An observational study included 545 adult men who underwent a suspected coronary artery disease. Patients were divided into subgroups according to the presence or absence of coronary artery disease, and the amount of graying hair they had. The men’s hair was based on a value scale of 1 = pure black and 5 = pure white. After removing factors like hypertension, diabetes, smoking, dyslipidemia, and family history of coronary artery disease the researchers found that a high hair whitening score (3 or more) was associated with increased risk of heart disease.
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Researchers admit that more research is needed involving, larger study groups including men and women as well as coordination with dermatologists. If the findings continue to hold true, then standardization of gray hair scoring could be used as a predictor for heart disease.