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      Does looking old increase risk of heart disease?

      Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror.

      New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater chance of developing heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do.

      The study involved 11,000 people in Denmark whose appearance was mapped at the start. Thirty-five years later, researchers found that those with receding hairlines, bald heads, wrinkles near their ear lobes or bumpy deposits on their eyelids were more likely to have had a heart attack or clogged arteries than those without one of these four signs.

      One consolation: wrinkles elsewhere on the face and gray hair did not bring greater risk and seemed normal consequences of aging.

      The study was discussed{}at an American Heart Association conference in Los Angeles.