Yellow bumps around eyes could indicate heart risk
September 16, 2011 (WLS) -- People with noticeable yellow markings around their eyes may be at increased risk of heart attack.
Those bumps are actually deposits of cholesterol, and researchers say they could be a sign of other fatty build up in the body.
The link between the skin condition and heart disease is characterized as an association rather than a clear case of cause and effect.
Still, cardiologist say the findings published on the British Medical Journal website could be used by doctors to help diagnose at-risk patients.
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