If you look old, your heart may feel old, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.
In a new study, those who had three to four aging signs — receding hairline at the temples, baldness at the head’s crown, earlobe crease, or yellow fatty deposits around the eyelid (xanthelasmata) — had a 57 percent increased risk for heart attack External link and a 39 percent increased risk for heart disease External link.
“The visible signs of aging reflect physiologic or biological age, not chronological age, and are independent of chronological age,” said Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, M.D., the study’s senior author and professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
I admit, I went and looked in a mirror after reading the article…phew – no receding or other of the signs….
Not to scare anyone – but take a look in the mirror and discuss any of these signs with your physician!