In addition to checking in the laboratory, now found an easy way to detect disease by looking at the size of a finger.
Although it sounds implausible, this method has been supported by many studies as published in the British Journal of Cancer.
In theory, the length of finger have been determined since we were in the womb and is influenced by hormones. The hormone testosterone affects the size of the ring finger and the hormone estrogen affects the size of the index finger.
Ring finger more longer than index finger.
Risk of disease::
- Osteoarthritis. A study at the University of Nottingham is to measure the finger of 2,000 people found that people who have longer ring fingers than index fingers are at risk of suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Anorexia. According to a biologist John Manning, people with anorexia typically have a longer ring finger.
- Flu. Manning also did a study of 200 people in Liverpool and he found that people who have long ring fingers tend to be easy to get the flu because of the hormone testosterone can affect the immune system.
- Autism. People with long ring fingers are at risk of autism or ADHD.
- Manning also said people with longer ring fingers tend to be extroverted and not smoking.
Index finger more longer than ring finger.
Risk of disease:
- Breast or cervical cancer. A longer index finger is affected by exposure to estrogen in the womb, and most of the women aged 35-75 who suffer from breast cancer have a longer index finger than ring finger.
- Heart disease.
- Bulimia. People with bulimia usually are women who have a longer index finger.
- Asthma and allergies.