Male Baldness Is Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risk

Male BaldnessMillions of men around the world suffer from hair loss and are diagnosed with male baldness. Scientists have noticed that this unfortunate health condition is connected with plenty of other serious health conditions, and can be even considered as a warning sing to most of those. It particular, as the findings of a scientific team at the Cancer Council of Victoria in Australia have confirmed, early hair loss in men is linked to elevated risk of prostate cancer. The phenomena can be explained by increased amounts of male hormone testosterone in those men who suffer from severe or moderate hair loss since their early ages. Read more about this interesting study here. There are other possible connections as well, and a great number of studies is being carried out in order to establish new links between hair loss and other health conditions, along with finding possible effective cure for the problem of male baldness and hair loss.

Recently, the findings of a study appeared in the BMJ Open journal saying that those who suffer from male baldness are at much higher risk to develop heart disease. Especially those men who started suffering from the problem of hair thinning and loss in their early 20s. The men who suffer from severe hair loss by the age of 40 are not only exposed to high coronary heart disease risk, but also have increased chances to develop other serious cardiovascular problems. At that, according to the published report, the more sever hair loss is linked to the higher heart disease risk. Thus, those men who have lost their hair completely are at especially high risk. The scientists are convinced that it is very important for every modern man to be aware about the discovered links and take all necessary precautions to lower cardiovascular disease risks, including getting rid of bad habits like smoking, avoid high cholesterol and obesity, and so on.

The reported study is a result of analyzing the data collected during 6 other researchers attempting to establish the connections between male baldness and heart disease risk. The number of the participants of all the studies exceeds 37,000 men. A half of the studies were long-term and followed the participants for 11 and more years. According to the findings of those researches, men who suffered from hair loss has 32 per cent higher risks to develop heart disease in the 40s-50s compared to those men who did not suffer from hair loss. At that, by the early 60s, the heart disease risk tended to increase up to 44 per cent. However, other three studies were less long, and they found that the men who suffer from hair loss had up to 70 per cent higher risk of heart disease in their younger age, and 84 per cent higher heart disease risk in their older age comparing to the men who never had the mentioned hair condition. All studies concluded that the men with hair thinning and loss should “probably be encouraged to improve their cardiovascular risk profile”, especially in cases of hair loss taking place in early ages.

After analyzing the findings of all 6 studies, the scientists came to the conclusion that male baldness and extensive hair loss on the crown are most likely linked with 48 per sent higher heart disease risk in man of any age. Moderate hair loss in men is linked by heart disease risk increased by 36 per cent. And those men who are losing their hair just a little may be at up to 18 per cent higher risk for developing this cardiovascular condition, compared to those men who have never suffered from male baldness. The findings seem to be scientifically proven and legit, but many experts are not so much convinced when it comes to attributing that high heart disease risk to thinning hair. “Much more research is needed to confirm any link between male pattern baldness and an increased risk of coronary heart disease. In the meantime, it’s more important to pay attention to your waist line than your hair line,” Doireann Maddock, one of eenior cardiac specialists at the British Heart Foundation, commented on the findings.

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