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"New Wrinkle In Heart Health: Furrowed Brows May Bode Ill"- Dennis Thompson

  • HealthDay
  • New York, NY
  • (August 27, 2018)

A furrowed brow could be a red flag for your heart health, a new French study suggests. People who have more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age might have a higher risk of dying from heart disease, researchers found. But the study did not prove that forehead wrinkles cause heart risks to rise, and other heart experts remained skeptical. "I'm not so sure I would put too much on this until we have more evidence," said Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine, cardiology, population health science and policy, and director of the Cardiovascular Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "To imagine this could be a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality, it would need further investigation, I think." The researchers presented the findings Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology's annual meeting, in Munich, Germany. They said they don't know why forehead wrinkles might be linked to heart disease, but they said it could be due to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

- Roxana Mehran, MD, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Population Health Science and Policy, Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials, Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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