New research about the effects of looking old

Doctors say appearance could reveal clues about heart disease risk

Published On: Nov 07 2012 04:42:43 PM EST
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

Looking old for your age could mean you’re at risk for heart disease.

A new study presented at an American Heart Association conference finds that people with receding hairlines, baldness, creases near the ear lobes, or fatty deposits around the eyelids have a higher chance of developing heart disease.

Doctors say those aging signs indicate poor cardiovascular health.

Some good news -- wrinkles and gray hair did not increase heart risk