Gray Hair a Predictor of Heart Disease
This is not a nutrition story per se, but a story that should be of interest to older adults. Research from Spain, presented to the European Society of Cardiology, demonstrated that gray hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men. While the exact mechanism is not understood, “atherosclerosis and hair greying share similar mechanisms such as impaired DNA repair, oxidative stress, inflammation, hormonal changes and senescence of functional cells.” The graying of hair is natural and one should not be overly alarmed by these findings, nevertheless, it is a good reminder that as we age the risk of cardiovascular disease does increase, so it is prudent to do all you can to keep your heart healthy.
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