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What Your Facial Wrinkles May Be Trying to Tell You

Reader's Digest Logo By Jennifer McCaffery of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 7: Deep forehead wrinkles might be an early indicator of atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries that can lead to heart disease, according to a new study. Scientists who followed more than 3,000 health adults ages 32 to 62 for 20 years found that people with deep forehead wrinkles were ten times more likely to die from heart disease than people without wrinkles. What’s the connection? Both forehead wrinkles and atherosclerosis are associated with stress, researchers told Medical News Today. The scientists also noted that blood vessels in the forehead are finer than in other parts of the body, so they may reflect the build-up of plaque that causes atherosclerosis in the arteries more clearly.

You may be a greater risk for heart disease

Deep forehead wrinkles might be an early indicator of atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries that can lead to heart disease, according to a new study. Scientists who followed more than 3,000 health adults ages 32 to 62 for 20 years found that people with deep forehead wrinkles were ten times more likely to die from heart disease than people without wrinkles. What’s the connection? Both forehead wrinkles and atherosclerosis are associated with stress, researchers told Medical News Today. The scientists also noted that blood vessels in the forehead are finer than in other parts of the body, so they may reflect the build-up of plaque that causes atherosclerosis in the arteries more clearly.
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