Recent studies have shown that a strong handshake predicts a high level of health in the human body while a delicate and weak grip could reveal high chances of stroke.
Important researchers in US have gathered together to analyze the way in which important health signs could be revealed by a simple handshake. The variations in strength could signal the chance of a future heart attack or stroke. Surprisingly, the handshake is more relevant at predicting these types of risk than the regular checking of systolic blood pressure.
This could be the cheapest and in handy way of checking your health in terms of heart diseases and could save your health’s progress. More than 140.000 people in 17 countries were subjected to the study and researchers found that a weak grip strength is connected to shorter survival and a greater risk of suffering from a heart attack.
Handshake is associated with a large palette of social interpretations. It can be a matter of background, attitude, character and power. Now it seems to enter the health realm, with interesting findings when it comes to the measure in which the strength of our handshake reveals important evidence when it comes to diseases.
At a large scale, grip strength can predict all-cause deaths but it especially highlights the heart diseases. This conclusion was based outside other predicaments like age, education level, employment status or tobacco and alcohol use.
Low grip strength is linked to higher death rates, revealing how muscle strength can predict the risk of death in people who develop major illnesses.
This leads to a following set of analysis on the way in which improved muscular strength could reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in an individual.
Other scientists say that with further research, grip strength could become the new biomarker of aging. When we lose grip strength, other muscular processes can reveal signs of change as well and this could reveal the progressive way of aging in our bodies. Handshake could be taken to another level and allow us to define the underlying ageing processes in individuals.
The present findings are interesting as a starting point but we need to have access to further explanations on how and why grip strength is related to cardiovascular disease. A clearer link between the two must be unveiled, for doctors to act upon it in the near future.
This is first of all a marker of what is going on in the rest of the body, it is the first signal that triggers the need to go deeper into an in-depth health investigation. So, it remains a fertile ground for further research and maybe more relevant findings on the matter.
Researchers have worked with study subjects from countries like United Arab Emirates, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, China, Columbia, Turkey, Iran, Poland, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Chile and Zimbabwe among others.
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