Hair Loss In Men Is Associated With Twice Lower Risks Of Prostate Cancer

Male BaldnessMany modern young men begin losing their hair in very early ages, and this early baldness brings lots of misery, stresses and negative emotions to young men below 25. However, American scientists brought up a good news for those, who start their third decade of life with thinning hair. The research suggests that those men who started losing their hair early have about two times less chances to have prostate cancer in the future.

About 2,000 of male participants were interviewed, and the scientists found out that those who suffered from hair thinning and loss in their early twenties have from 29 to 45% lower risks of having prostate cancer. It is a known fact that male pattern baldness is caused by extreme production of DHT, or male hormone dihydrotestosterone, which is also involved as a factor for cancer formation. The scientists are convinced that the exposure to high levels of DHT can assist in protecting against cancer development since early ages.

Though the findings of this research are quite controversial, its findings will soon be published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology. The specialists plan to continue studying the subject, and if the findings proved to be correct, the scientists hope to use this knowledge for future studies. ‘If these results are correct, they could be useful in providing us with a greater understanding of how testosterone behaves in the body and how it can affect different tissues,’ says Pr. Rippon from the Prostate Cancer Charity team.

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