A diagonal wrinkle in your earlobe may mean you have early stage heart disease.
A diagonal wrinkle in your ear lobe may be an early warning sign of ticker trouble. In fact, folks with this ear crease (known as "Frank's sign," after the researcher, Sanders T. Frank, who discovered it in 1973) were much more likely to show signs of heart disease during a CT scan than people who didn't have the crease, according to a 2012 study done at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. It was found that 72% of men and 67% of women who died from a heart disease or heart attack displayed diagonal earlobe crease. One theory is that the wrinkles are caused by the collapse of tiny blood vessels to the ear lobe, and this is a reflection of the changes in blood vessels around the heart.