Yellow eyelid marks indicate higher heart attack risk – Study
On the basis of an experimental research, health scientists confirmed that those patients who suffered yellow blobs or xanthelasmata were more prone to heart attack by 48 percent; to heart diseases by 39 percent; and to die because of these causes, by 14 percent.
The prolonged study conducted at the Herlev Hospital in Denmark, which run through 1970s, took 12,745 patients under vigilance to prepare the report.
During the initial period of the research, 4.4% of patients had xanthelasmata.
Xanthelasmata linked to heart risks
Xanthelasmata are yellow marks on eyelids which are made up of cholesterol. These yellow marks could be highly indicative of fatty developments in the body.
The researchers strongly found xanthelasmata to be more evident amongst patients who have cholesterol deposits in their body.
The findings would help health and medical professionals to cure and caution patients who are at increased heart risks.
Heart disease – a major cause of death in U.S
As per the data recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart-disease is the major cause of death in both men and women in America.
Scientists found out during the research that, cardiovascular risk factors like ischemic heart disease, grievous coronary artery disease, and death in general are linked to Xanthelasmata.
Apart from this, plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations conditions are also morel likely to take place amongst people with yellow blobs or xanthelasmata, claimed the study.
Research workers, in a study published by the British Medical Journal, asserted, "Most people with xanthelasmata are seen by dermatologists, when they want their xanthelasmata removed for cosmetic reasons… Some of these people may not have been managed according to their increased risk of cardiovascular disease,"