Harvard Heart Letter

Special section: Cardiovascular connections: Odd associations

Special section: Cardiovascular connections

Odd associations

A number of odd connections exist between body parts and the cardiovascular system.

Ear lobe creases. People with a diagonal crease or dent on one or both earlobes have a higher-than-average chance of developing heart disease.

Baldness. Heart disease is somewhat more common in men who begin losing their hair early.

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