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How are your LDL and HDL levels?
Triglycerides? How about hair color?
A salt-and-pepper look may signal
heart trouble, say scientists in
Turkey. They found that just a 1-point
increase on a 5-point scale of hair
whiteness raised a man’s risk of
coronary artery disease by almost
30 percent, regardless of his age.
The link? Gray hair has been tied to
DNA damage, which also contributes
to narrowing arteries, says study
author Sinan Altan Kocaman, M.D.
Dyeing your do won’t help, but
de-stressing might; chronic stress
can accelerate DNA damage, say
researchers at the University of
California at San Francisco.
Prop styling: Laurie Raab/Apostrophe
PHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS RATHBONE