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lines on the ear lobes are a sign of heart problems..on both ears

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I was watching Dr. Oz and he mentioned the lines on the ear lobes are a sign of heart problems. I have them on both ears. He did not say that ment specifically. I do see a cardiologist occasionally. So, what does that mean?

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the reality is that there does appear to be SOME association between having creased earlobes and developing heart disesase such as a heart attack.

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this has been known for twenty years or so....

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BUT, it is not to say that everyone with creased earlobes will develop heart disease... it simply means it is one of many factors to consider when evaluating patients, particularly for heart issues.

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much more important are the top five risk factors..... a blood relative with a heart attack before 50 years old, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking.

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