Heart attack: 3 warning signs on your face to look out for

Natural fats, including cholesterol, can form well-circumscribed flat or slightly elevated yellowish growth around the eyelids, called as xanthelasma. Having xanthelasma is associated with abnormal lipid levels in the blood, which is known as dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia increases the risk of cholesterol building up on the walls of arteries. This buildup can restrict blood flow to the heart, brain, and other areas of the body, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease.

It was noted that people with cholesterol deposits on the face may also suffer from corneal arcus, where cholesterol deposits turn the colour of the eye a hazy white, grey or a blue opaque ring appears on the outer edges of the cornea.