Recent studies indicate that a sudden appearance of hair in the ears might be associated with heart disease.
The root of this research date back since 1973 when Dr. Frank Sanders published his study in the “New England Journal of Medicine” Dr. Frank with his team discovered ear crease that indicates coronary artery disease.
In his honor this indication is called the “Frank’s sign”. This occurrence happens when there is congestion of the arteries.
In 1984 another study was conducted. This time they included 43 men and 20 women. All of them had ear crease and hair, also they all suffered from a heart attack.
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Richard Wagner who was leading the case claimed that long-term exposure to androgen-caused clots in the arteries as a result of surplus production of red blood cells.
Moreover, another test showed the relationship between the ruts on the ear cups and coronary diseases.
In this experiment, over 215 patients were selected. The conclusion: the disease progresses with age.
In all of the experiments the scientist finds out significant difference between men who have hair in their ears and those who haven’t.
After analyzing over 500 autopsies they found out that most of the patients had problems with the spleen, obesity, baldness, hair in the ears, the ear creases etc.
Frank’s sign or ear crease are often connected with heart disease. This goes both for men and women, although the higher percentage of sudden deaths are related to men.