The most bizarre body connections

By: Health Local Staff May 12, 2014
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The most bizarre body connections

How can your finger determine if you are at risk for cancer? Read on to discover some of the most bizarre connections found in the human body.

A person's body parts are more connected than imagined. Bones and muscles are interconnected, but so are random body parts located far from the other. For instance, how can your finger determine if you are at risk for cancer? Read on to discover some of the most bizarre connections found in the human body.

Voice and height relation
Experts from Washington University recently reported that people who listen well and are in tune with their ear could actually identify the height of a person speaking to them. There is a sound created in the lower portion of the lung airway that decreases in tone the taller a person is. This means that as height increases, the sound produced lowers. This sound is known as the frequency of subglottal resonance.

Eye and brain connection
Tiny vessels found behind the eyes can reveal just how healthy the brain is, according to research reported in Psychological Science. The research discusses how people with wider veins scored lower on IQ tests in their middle age. This is why it is recommended that people get their eyes checked annually, especially as you age.

Blood pressure and skin relation
A sign of aging is wrinkles in the skin, but it doesn't stop there. Gerontology researches revealed that people who wrinkle less and show fewer signs of aging in the skin actually have lower blood pressure and are at a much lower risk of the development of heart disease. Drinking a lot of water and eating nutritious foods can help keep wrinkles at bay, as well as high blood pressure problems.

Fingers and cancer risk concerns
A longer index finger can actually put you at a lower risk for cancer, particularly prostate cancer. According to British published research, having lower testosterone levels in the womb can help prevent prostate cancer later in life.

Teeth and mind connection
What does the strength of your teeth and your ability to chew have to do with how sharp your mind is? According to a recent study in the Journal of American Geriatrics your ability to chew may predict your risk for the development of dementia. But, it may be too early to tell. You may not be at risk if you are having difficulty chewing your steak. Researchers noted that the link could be random connection and studies are ongoing.

Sleep quality and your eyes
People who develop sleep apnea are nearly twice as likely to develop the eye disease known as glaucoma. Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that leads to blindness within about five years from onset. Studies show that people who do not breath at a normal rate when asleep lose oxygen, which triggers damage along the optic nerve. The damage results in the development of gases in the blood and the onset of glaucoma.

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