Aug. 26, 2018 (MedicalXpress) -- People with lots of deep forehead wrinkles -- more than is typical for their age -- may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, new research shows.
Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for CVD, according to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology,
"You can't see or feel risk factors like high cholesterol or hypertension," says study author Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of occupational health at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in France. "We explored forehead wrinkles as a marker because it's so simple and visual. Just looking at a person's face could sound an alarm, then we could give advice to lower risk."