They say that men with gray hair are more interesting. Well, be comfortable with that idea because, according to a new study by cardiologists at the University of Cairo, can also be an indicator of serious health problems.
The study reveals that atherosclerosis and hair aging share similar mechanisms, such as altered DNA repair, oxidative stress, inflammation and hormonal changes. And it showed, therefore, that gray hair can be a biological marker that reveals the presence of cardiac or coronary risk.
The researchers found that the risk of coronary heart disease was greater in those volunteers who had gray hair than in those who did not have gray hairs. “Our findings suggest that irrespective of chronological age, gray hair indicates biological age and could be a warning sign of increased cardiovascular risk,” said the study’s director