People, who snore, develop glaucoma? Half of the people simply snore and other half have a serious sleeping disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA occurs when soft issues behind a person’s throat relax and block the airway while he or she is sleeping. This causes a person to snore loudly and bring their partner in trouble. Researchers found that people with Obstructive sleep apnea, have a higher risk of developing glaucoma (a condition that damages eye’s optic nerve) within five years.
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From the head to the tips of toes, our body parts contain clues to our personality. Check them out below and be awed!
1. Youthful skin and heart disease
According to recent research from the Leiden University Medical Center and industry scientists from the company ‘Unilever’, it was discovered that women who have youthful skin have lower blood pressure. Hence, they have lower chances of heart disease when compared to those who don’t have younger-looking skin.
They concluded that people life expectancy could be predicted just by observing their skin ageing process. He divided over 250 women––with an average age of 63 years––in two groups split on the basis of high or low risk of heart disease. What they observed was amazing! Women who were part of low risk of heart disease group looks 2 years younger than those in other group and this is how they developed a strong correlation between low blood pressure and youthful skin, and hence, lower chance of heart disease.
2. Restless legs syndrome and erectile dysfunction
Restless legs syndrome is a disorder of the body nervous system that cause a person difficulty in moving legs. Whereas, Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to develop or to maintain an erection hard enough to have sexual intercourse. In the US around 18 million men are suffering from ED. It can affect person self-confidence, cause stress and may contribute to relationship problems.
According to new research which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, observed over 11,000 men with an average age of 64. They observed Men with restless leg syndrome are at higher risk and have a 50% more chance of suffering from ED when compared to those not suffering from RSL. Questionnaires were used to assess symptoms of restless legs syndrome and ED.
3. Chewing is linked to dementia
Ever heard that loss of teeth raises dementia risk? Researchers from the Department of Odontology and from Karlstad University found that people with good chewing ability have low risk of dementia as compared to those who have a problem in chewing. It is well-known fact that our cognitive functions started losing with an increase in our age, such as our problem-solving ability, decision- making ability and ability to remember things.
A team of researchers gathered 557 people (aged 77 years or more) to examine that people who had a chewing problem of hard food, had a higher risk of developing dementia because more chewing leads to more blood flow to the brain. Their working hypothesis is that the reduction in blood flow to the brain reduces dementia risk.
4. Eye blood vessels can tell about IQ
Psychological Science found that if we want to know how clever someone is, just look them in the eye. According to their study, large eyes are associated with intelligence. The width of the blood vessels in the retina, located at the back of an eye, can tell a lot about our brain health.
5. Fingers can predict prostate cancer risk
In 2011, a study published in British Journal of Cancer––researchers observed that men with their index fingers longer than their ring finger were at low risk of prostate cancer when compared with those whose pattern was another way round.
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