Does a crease in your earlobe predict heart disease?

Did you know there have been studies done that claim a diagonal earlobe crease is a potential indicator of Coronary Artery Disease. This crease is called “Frank’s sign,” after the lead author of the study, Dr. Sanders T. Frank.  Here is what the study claims:

“Degeneration of the elastic tissue around the small blood vessels that carry blood to the earlobes produces the earlobe crease. This is the same type of change in blood vessels associated with CAD (Coronary Artery Disease). In other words, visible changes that show up in tiny blood vessels of the ear could indicate similar changes in those blood vessels that can’t be seen around the heart.”                                                                                 source:  healthline

crease in earlobe predicts heart disease?

There were several studies done to support the claim as well as others that disprove it.

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Here are my ears.  What do you think?  Should I be worried?

crease in earlobe means heart disease?

crease in earlobe means heart disease

The crease goes right through where my ears are pierced so I am not sure.  Sadly, my father and his two brothers and father all suffer/suffered from Coronary Artery Disease, so it is always in the back of my mind.  Since there is so much debate about the idea, I will stick to working on eating healthy, staying active and keeping stress to a minimum.  Doesn’t hurt to be informed though.

What do you think?  Crazy concept or are you buying it?

3 thoughts on “Does a crease in your earlobe predict heart disease?

  1. R has creases and I don’t even though I have 2 piercings in each ear .. His lobes are larger and I have small lobes so maybe size matters .. got to rethink our future plans?lol

  2. Does this study believe in readings palms also, because I think that I have a broken life line, does that mean that I will have 2 lives? I hope this isn’t the 2nd one, because so far, this one is questionable and I thought my 1st life would be the worst and I was looking forward to the reincarnation into the 2nd. What do you think?

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