Recently the presence of a diagonal crease on the earlobe has been shown to correlate very well with the degree of atherosclerosis. The earlobe is richly vascularized, and a decrease in blood flow over a period of time is believed to result in collapse of the vascular bed. This leads to a diagonal earlobe crease. The earlobe appears to be a better predictor of heart disease than any known risk factor, including age, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, elevated cholesterol levels and others. While the presence of an earlobe crease does not prove heart disease, it strongly suggests it. If you have this crease, begin a programme to reverse the atherosclerotic process. This correlation does not work with Orientals and Native Americans.