Creased Ear Lobe to Predict Stroke Risk

Of the 241 people involved in the study, who experienced stroke, more than three-quarters of them were found to have a mark known as Frank''s sign on their ears. Frank''s sign was first described in 1973 by an American physician, Sonders T. Frank. It is a diagonal crease in the earlobe that could start from the tragus to the edge of the auricle in the age of 45 in varying depths. Stroke occurs when the blood flow to the area of the brain is cut off. Having diagonal creases across the earlobes may increase the risk of suffering a stroke, finds a new research.

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