Monday, August 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) – A wrinkled forehead could be a red flag for your heart's health, suggests a new French study.
People who have more deep forehead wrinkles than are typical of them Age might be at a higher risk of dying from heart disease, researchers found
Those with the deepest wrinkles on their foreheads had almost a 10-fold risk of death Due to heart problems like those without wrinkles, even after adjusting for other risk factors, researchers report.
"The higher your wrinkle score, the higher your cardiovascular mortality risk," said senior researcher Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of occupational medicine at the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in France.
But the study did not show that forehead wrinkles cause an increased heart risk, and other cardiac specialists remained skeptical.
"I'm not sure I'll say too much about it until we have more evidence," Dr. Roxana Mehran, a professor of cardiology and head of interventional cardiovascular research and clinical trials with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. "If one imagines that this could be a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality, it would require further investigation, I think."
The French researchers studied forehead wrinkles as a marker of heart health problems, "because it's so simple and visual," said Esquirol. "Looking at just a person's face can trigger an alert and then we can give advice to reduce the risk."
The research team examined the forehead lines of about 3,200 working adults and followed them for 20 years. People were at the start of the study 32, 42, 52 or 62.
Each person received a "wrinkle score" of 0 to 3. A score of zero meant no wrinkles, while a score of 3 meant the person
people with an initial fold score of 2 and 3 had 9.6 times the cardiac death risk of people who had a wrinkle result of zero after considering other risk factors
With a wrinkle score of 1
They said they did not know why forehead wrinkles could be linked to heart disease, but they said it could be due to arteriosclerosis.
Wrinkling and hardening of the arteries both lead to changes in collagen protein and oxidative stress, the researchers said. The blood vessels in the forehead are so small that they are more sensitive to plaque buildup, which means that wrinkles can be one of the first signs of vascular aging and hardening.
It may also be that people who work hard regularly work hard "Some faces that promote forehead wrinkles – frowning worries, stress or anger – somehow strain their hearts," says Mehran.
"We consider wrinkles to be a cosmetic problem – it would be interesting if they really know more about a person and the stresses they have, and if there is a correlation between this and cardiovascular disease," Mehran said. "That's fascinating and we need to explore it further."
Dr. Satjit Bhusri, a cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, noted that "no specific biochemical relationships were found between forehead wrinkles and heart disease."
"We repeatedly find associations with heart disease and patient profiles, but in the end it's about metabolic Unfortunately, risk factors that are not visually debunked in our patients, "said Bhusri.
It is possible that the models used by the researchers may not have all the effects of aging and smoking or all sorts of risk factors, said Donna Arnett, Dean of the College of Public Health of the University of Kentucky.
"I would like to see these results replicated," Arnett said.
Esquirol said that although the study results have to be confirmed by other researchers, doctors might begin to bite the forehead of humans too consider as a potential warning to the health of the heart.
"It does not cost anything u And there is no risk, "said Esquirol in a (19659002) people worried about their heart health should learn their numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index and" get treatment if your risk factors or increased are, "said Arnett. The right to eat and exercise will also help.
The research presented at the sessions is considered provisional until published in a journal.
The American Heart Association has more on cardiac risk factors:
SOURCES: Roxana Mehran, MD, Professor, Cardiology and Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City; Satjit Bhusri, M.D., Cardiologist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Donna Arnett, Ph.D., Dean, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington; Aug. 26, 2018, Annual Meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, Munich, Germany