Gray hair increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in men

In the study, researchers from Cairo University participated 545 adult men. Experts found that men with more gray hair often faced with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The results did not depend on the age of the volunteers, says Zee News.

Researchers evaluated the prevalence and degree of gray hair among participants with coronary artery disease, usually associated with atherosclerosis. The researchers took into account age and major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and Smoking.

The study showed that participants with coronary heart disease hair was more gray. In addition, the level of calcification of the coronary arteries, they have proved to be higher than in volunteers without ischemic heart disease. According to the researchers, atherosclerosis and occurrence of gray hair common causes – the violation of the process of DNA repair, oxidative stress, inflammation, hormonal changes and the aging of cells.

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