Cholesterol deposits near the eyes linked to heart disease risk

09/16/2011 | HealthDay News

A Danish study in BMJ tracked 13,000 men and women with cholesterol deposits in the skin surrounding their eyelids and found an increased risk of heart disease. Almost 3,800 people in the study group developed heart disease between 1976 and 2009, while 1,870 suffered heart attacks. The association between the skin condition and heart disorder could help providers screen for heart disease, said Dr. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, the study's leader.

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