Scientists have learned to predict the development of cardiovascular diseases in the hair.
Scientists have learned to predict the development of cardiovascular diseases in the hair. It’s the precursor to the stress hormone cortisone, which builds up in your hair and can show you how stressed you’ve been in the past few months. The study was conducted at the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands.
There is much evidence that the stress hormones cortisol and its precursor cortisone affect the body’s metabolism, fat distribution, and susceptibility to diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Now, scientists have found a link between these hormones and their impact on the long-term outcomes of cardiovascular diseases: heart attacks and strokes.
In total, the study enrolled more than 167,000 participants over the age of 18, tested for cortisol and cortisone levels and compared with cardiovascular disease in 6,341 people. The work lasted an average of 5 to 7 years, during which time cardiovascular diseases developed in 133 cases.
After adjusting for gender, age, waist circumference, smoking, blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, people with higher levels of cortisone in their hair were twice as likely to experience a cardiovascular event, such as a stroke or heart attack. heart attack, and this probability was higher. that tripled in those 57 years of age or younger. But for people older than 57 years, cortisone levels were not associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.
I GET NERVOUS, IT MEANS THE HAIR WILL BE GREEN
In fact, gray hair is not directly related to stress. Hair follicles produce less color with age and when this starts depends largely on genetics. But stress causes the so-called telogen effluvium – rapid hair loss in both men and women.
There is also an experiment with mice that showed that stress can cause gray hair. And folk legends and our collective experience store and pass down stories of how people could turn gray on a night of mourning.