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Forehead Wrinkles Could Signal an Unhealthy Heart

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Wrinkles are an inevitable part of getting older. You can fight them with Botox and plastic surgery, but you’ll at least deal with a few ridges here and there. But a new study may give you another reason to worry about the wrinkles you’re experiencing with age. It connects excessive forehead wrinkles to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Researchers in France looked at data from more than 3,200 French adults, comparing adults who were aged 32, 42, 52 and 62 when the study began. Each participant was assigned a score on the number and depth of the forehead wrinkles they had. Over the course of the next two decades, researchers followed the study participants and found that 233 of them died.

Although the reasons for the deaths varied, those who had the highest wrinkle score were nearly 10 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those with lower scores. Even an elevated wrinkle score of 1 made study participants five times more likely to die of heart disease than those who scored 0 at the start of the study.

Although more research needs to be done into the connection, the team noted that those who were prematurely wrinkled in the forehead area were at a higher risk than those who remained primarily wrinkle-free as they aged. Scientists believe the correlation could be related to atherosclerosis, which is a hardening of the arteries that occurs when plaque builds up.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and novelist whose work has appeared on NYPost.com, PSMag.com, the Intuit Small Business Blog, and many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 8 children's books, including the Piper Morgan chapter book series, 25 Roses, and 30 Days of No Gossip.

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