7 Body Parts That Show Health Concerns


Your body can tell a lot about your health. In fact, the appearance or size of certain body parts can give an indication on specific health issues. Based upon the results of several studies, here are some of the possible health issues associated to specific body parts.

  • Earlobes and Cardiac Disease – An earlobe crease or wrinkle on one or both earlobes may indicate cardiovascular disease. The American Journal of Medicine found in multiple studies that a crease on one lobe increased your risk of a cardiac event by 33%. Wrinkles on both lobes increased the risk by 77%.
  • Bra Size and Diabetes – Women with a bra size of a D cup or better were 1.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who wore an A size or smaller.
  • Finger Length and Osteoarthritis – Women whose index fingers were shorter than their ring finger were twice as likely to develop osteoarthritis in their knees.
  • Height and Age – Women 5-foot 2-inches or shorter are more likely to live longer than their taller counterpart.
  • Long Legs and Liver Disease – Though you may live longer being shorter, women with leg lengths between 20 to 29 inches had a higher incident of liver disease.
  • Arm’s Length and Alzheimer’s – Women with shorter arm spans were 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those with longer reaches. Measure the span of your arms from finger tips to fingertip. Measurements of less than 60 inches puts you on the wrong side.
  • Blood Type – People with blood types of A, B or AB were 44% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those with type O.
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