Research Has Found A Link Between Hair In Your Ear Canals And Heart Attacks!

New research is saying that the that ear canal hair is a common signpost for fatal heart attacks.

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The diagonal earlobe crease known as “Frank’s Sign” has been associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is much like a plumbing problem. Waxy plaque deposits build up in the arteries, becoming extremely dangerous. The correlation between the earlobe crease and heart attack risks were first made by Dr. Sanders T. Frank in 1973.


To find some actual defining facts, physicians partnered with dermatologists to find answers in 1984. New York physicians published a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine claiming a strong association between ear canal hair and coronary artery disease. In their study of 43 men and 20 women, 90% of participants who had both a diagonal earlobe crease (DELC) and ear canal hair experienced cardiac failure.

A couple years later in 1989, an article was published in the Indian Heart Journal. Researchers had published the findings of their study involving 215 Indian patients and correlations between earlobe creases, ear hair and coronary artery disease.

The most recent look into this correlation was in the 20th century when Edston E. published his study in the June 2006 edition of the American Journal of Forensic Medical Pathology. The study only solidified the other two studies’ findings.

Article: Positive Med