Having Gray Hair Connected to the Higher Risk of Heart Disease

A small observational study by a team of Egyptian researchers linked gray hair to atherosclerosis, a heart disease in which plaque accumulates in the arteries.gray hair linked to heart disease

For the research, the scientists analyzed the prevalence of coronary artery disease in 545 men and divided them into subgroups according to the presence of disease and the amount of gray or white hair.

Having analyzed the given data, the researchers found that a man’s hair whitening score, age, and dyslipidemia and hypertension (heart disease risk factors) were independent predictors of atherosclerosis.

Dr. Irini Samuel, a cardiologist at Cairo University in Egypt, says: “If our findings are confirmed, standardization of the scoring system for evaluation of hair graying could be used as a predictor for coronary artery disease.”

Walking 20 Minutes a Day Can Cut the Heart Disease Risk in Women

According to a recent research, brisk walking for just 20 minutes a day may reduce the risk of heart disease by 25% in women under 50. Researchers also say that it’s no matter how you get the exercise as long as you do at least 2.5 hours a week.walking

Even if a woman is overweight, she can still reduce her risk of heart disease walking every day for at least 20 minutes.

Professor Andrea Chomistek from Indiana University’s School of Public Health says: “Our reason for carrying out this study was primarily to focus on younger women. We wanted to identify steps that young women could take to lower their incidence of coronary heart disease.”

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