Mirror may reflect need for checkup
The Kansas City Star
Baby boomers can’t help but see added wrinkles now when they look in the mirror.
But are the signs of aging piling on more than they should? A study released Tuesday at the American Heart Association conference in Los Angeles advises people to pay close attention to tell-tale signs of aging.
They could reveal developing signs of heart disease. The Associated Press reported that the University of Copenhagen in Denmark-led study found that creases, receding hairlines and other indicators of aging may point to heart disease.
About 11,000 people participated in the study, dating to 1976. In the 35 years that followed, 3,400 participants developed heart disease, and 1,700 suffered heart attacks.
From measurements researchers took of crow’s feet, wrinkles and other signs of aging they concluded that the risk of heart problems increased with each added sign of aging.
People who haven’t had a checkup in a while, should think about getting one soon.