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Earlobe crease? Could be Cardio Vascular Disease or Metabolic Syndrome

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Ear Lobe Crease (aka: ELC)

Linear wrinkles in one or both lobes may predict future cardiovascular events (heart attack, bypass surgery, or cardiac death.) A crease on one lobe raises the risk by 33%; a crease on both lobes increases it by 77%, even after adjusting for other known risk factors. Men with diagonal ear creases were 55 percent more likely to die of heart disease than men without ear creases. The risk was even greater for non-diabetic women.

http://www.examiner.com/article/earlobe-crease-bra-size-calf-size-waist-size-what-do-they-mean

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121106114221.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3437378/

http://www.universalreflex.com/article.php?story=20051027133133490


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Small yellow bumps under the skin around your eye? Could be heart trouble!

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People that have xanthelasmata(cholesterol deposits on the eyelids) are at significant increased risk of heart attacks, ischemic heart disease, and death. After reviewing almost 13,000 patient files, researchers found that when these yellowish lesions are observed, the risk of suffering a heart attack is increased 51%, the risk of suffering ischemic heart disease was increased 40%, and the risk of death was increased 17% — when compared with individuals who did not exhibit xanthelasmata. Around 50% of the patients had cholesterol that was within the normal range, but were still at increased risk of heart disease – due to the yellowish, flat lipid plaques on their eyelids.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AHA/23423

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/234575.php

http://www.theheart.org/article/1280303.do


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Oxidative Stress

“… oxidative stress is involved in many diseases, such as atherosclerosis,Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, Alzheimer’s disease, fragile X syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, but short-term oxidative stress may also be important in prevention of aging by induction of a process named mitohormesis.” Read more