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Eyes could help detect heart disease

August 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The eyes are more than just windows to the soul. Doctors say eyes can provide valuable clues to detect the early stages of heart disease.According to researchers from several universities, people with eye damage known as retinopathy are more likely to die of heart disease over the next 12 years than those without it.

The teams studied the retinal photographs of 3,000 people and found that those with tiny damage to the blood vessels showed signs of early heart disease.


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