You can tell a lot about your health from what you look like
Dehydrated lips and cracked, sore skin at the corners of your mouth could be a sign of a weak immune system.
If your nails are pink only at the tips and white elsewhere, it could be a sign of an underlying condition such as liver disease, kidney or heart failure, or diabetes. ‘Spooned nails’ that appear scooped out rather than curved, can indicate iron deficiency, anaemia, heart disease and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).
Big breasts and hips
Women with a small waist and big hips and breasts have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to boost cell growth. They also tend to be more fertile.
Those with thighs measuring less than 24.5in have a higher risk of premature death and developing heart disease. They may not have enough muscle mass to deal with insulin properly, raising the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
We all think bags under the eyes mean that we’re feeling tired, but scientists have found they point to fluid retention from eating too much salt or drinking excess alcohol.
Extra body fat, especially around the middle, has been linked to brain shrinkage. This has been associated with a higher risk of memory decline and degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Excess belly fat can also lead to heart disease.
Medical experts believe that pear-shaped bodies can be more prone to ovarian cancer and endometriosis. This is because women with this figure tend to have an oestrogen dominance in their hormone levels, which can lead to hormonally-sensitive cancers and poor thyroid health.