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Receding Hairline Among Signs of Heart Disease Risk

Earlobe creases, hairline receding at the temples, baldness at the crown of the head and yellow fat deposits around the eyelids are more than just signs of aging.

They’re also markers of heart disease that doctors should note during patient examinations, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association meeting. Patches of fatty bumps around the eyes were the strongest single predictor of cardiovascular illness among the four traits, the study showed.