Deep forehead wrinkles can be a sign of poor health, not just age. Scientists first tied the wrinkles with cardiovascular indicators.
At the annual conference of the European society of cardiology in Munich were presented the results of a study which the authors came to the conclusion that deep wrinkles on forehead can be an early sign of heart problems. In particular, the authors proved that a very large number of deep wrinkles on the forehead, which is not too typical of their age, have an increased risk of death from heart disease. Scientists attribute the wrinkles with atherosclerosis – a pathological process of hardening of the arteries due to the accumulation within plaques. Atherosclerosis is the most important factor of heart attacks and other heart problems and blood vessels.
In addition, changes in the level of the protein collagen, which provides the life of such structures as hair, nails and skin, coupled with oxidative stress play a role in the development of atherosclerosis and in the formation of deep wrinkles. Research suggests that the tiny blood vessels on the forehead may be more sensitive to the formation of plaques, and this means that the wrinkles should be considered a symptom of vascular aging.
The researchers analyzed a group of 3 200 working people in General are healthy, whose age was 32, 42, 52 and 62. All estimated number and depth of wrinkles on the forehead. Then all were followed for 20 years, and during this period, 233 people died for various reasons. Comparison of mortality rates and number of wrinkles have discovered a direct correlation between these two indicators, when the question was of dying from heart disease. (READ MORE)