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
There were several studies done to support the claim as well as others that disprove it.
Here are my ears. What do you think? Should I be worried?
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?