Premature Greying Up by 30 pc: Study

‘Most subjects had sedentary lifestyles with high stress levels and were into smoking and drinking’

Published: 19th June 2014 07:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2014 07:50 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: People are greying sooner now, according to studies conducted in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. The studies found that premature greying has grown by nearly 30 per cent in the last two years.

Dr Swagata Chakrabarty, dermatologist, Hairline International Research & Treatment Centre, said, “The study covered 2,000 patients primarily to identify the age group of those who are greying currently and their lifestyle patterns. It also aimed to identify causes of greying. Of the 2,000 subjects, 34 per cent was women.” More than 1,000 were below 25 years.

The studies found that 99 per cent of the 1,000 people with premature greying were between 15 and 25 years of age. Around 98.1 per cent had Vitamin D deficiency, 85.4 per cent had low ferritin, 57.2 per cent low calcium and 13.6 per cent high cholesterol. “Most of the subjects had sedentary lifestyles with high stress levels and were into smoking and drinking,” Dr Chakrabarty said.

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