A recent study looked at several signs of skin aging and found that if you look old for your age watch out: your heart is probably as old as you look. The Copenhagen City Heart Study looked at the following signs of aging: earlobe creases, xanthelasma (yellow cholesterol deposits around the eye) and baldness. The found that compared to subjects of similar age and sex that patients with these traits had a much higher chance of a future heart attack than patients without one of those signs. The more signs present in an individual the higher the chance of a heart attack. Theories on why these factors may play a role is on the relationship between baldness and high testosterone levels and its role in heart disease. However, one can not discount the role of healthy living has on the skin and how it does act as an overall indicator of our health. If you eat healthy, exercise and have a healthy lifestyle your skin will often have a better appearance than if you smoked, ate poorly and did not take care of your body. The message here is to look your best inside and out.
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