Premature Hair Whitening is an Independent Predictor of Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Young and Middle-aged Men

Erdogan T. , KOCAMAN S. A. , Cetin M. , Durakoglugil M. E. , UGURLU Y., SAHIN I., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNAL MEDICINE, cilt.52, sa.1, ss.29-36, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2169/internalmedicine.52.7842
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.29-36


Objective Premature graying or whitening of the hair may possibly represent premature atherosclerotic changes as a surrogate marker of different host responses to cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs). This study was undertaken to test whether carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) as a validated surrogate marker of the severity and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) is higher in subjects with prominent signs of hair whitening, independent of chronological age and other CVRFs.