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Looking old may signify heart risk

LOS ANGELES — Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. People who look old — with receding hairlines, bald heads, creases near their ear lobes, or bumpy deposits on their eyelids — have a greater chance of developing of heart disease than younger-looking people the same age, new research suggests.

Doctors say the study highlights the difference between biological and chronological age.

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