I HAVE GREY HAIR AND I’VE READ THAT IT’S LINKED TO HEART DISEASE. AM I IN TROUBLE? – Leo
NO.It’s true that cardiologists recently linked premature greying to heart issues. They believe the mechanisms driving coronary artery disease – oxidative stress, inflammation – are also responsible for adding more salt to your pepper. However, the research merely shows correlation, not causation. According to the British Heart Foundation: “A larger study is needed before we use hair colour as a measure of risk.” In other words, undue stressing is likely to have a worse effect on your ticker than your follicular situation. If you’re over 40 and concerned about your health, ask your GP for a check-up.