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Oh, those wrinkles!

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Here’s a reason to frown. Facial lines are not just markers of ageing, they could also be potential markers of heart health, according to a new study conducted at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, France. The researchers checked the data of 3,200 healthy adults aged between 32 and 62. When the subjects were examined after 20 years, those with a wrinkle score of one or more stood a higher chance of dying of cardiovascular disease than those who had no wrinkles at all. The theory is that wrinkles are an early sign of ageing blood vessels. Changes in collagen protein and oxidative stress cause atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries—as well as those darned wrinkles.

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
November 2018