Your hair could indicate your risk for heart problems

Your hair could indicate your risk for heart problems

Your hair could indicate your risk for heart problems

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Your hair could give doctors an idea about your risk for heart disease. 

Researchers in the Netherlands measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in 300 hair samples from seniors. They found those who had the most cortisol had the greatest risk for heart problems.   

Hair samples are different from blood samples because they depict levels of the stress hormone over a long period, rather than a single point in time.

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