Q. I just read that if you have earlobe creases you at are risk for heart disease. Do they always indicate clogged arteries?
My grandparents lived past 90. My father is healthy at 82 and still exercising. I ride my bike daily, eat lots of veggies and fresh fruit and can outwork and outpace guys 15 years younger than me. Do I need to worry about my earlobes?
A. With your family history, healthy lifestyle and no symptoms it is unlikely that you should worry about a diagonal crease in your earlobes. Although creases are more common among people who have heart disease they can also occur in healthy individuals. Keep doing what you are doing and don’t fret. Regular exercise and a good diet rich in vegetables, legumes and fruit and low in processed meat and refined flour will help keep your heart healthy. You can learn more about non-drug approaches in our Guide to Cholesterol Control and Heart Health.