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Your Health 11-07-12 Facial signs of aging

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Do you look old for your age?

Scientists now say facial signs of aging might point to poor cardiovascular health.

The Danish study pointed out three or four signs of aging -- fatty deposits around the eyelids, receding hairlines, baldness, and creased earlobes.

Researchers say people with these aging signs were 39 percent more likely to develop heart disease and 57 percent more likely to have a heart attack over 35 years of follow-up, compared to people of similar age who looked younger.

University of Copenhagen researchers' findings were presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Los Angeles.

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