Baldness may signal greater cardiovascular risk in men

04/4/2013

Japanese researchers reviewed six studies that followed about 40,000 men for at least 11 years, finding that those who went bald had a 32% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than their peers with full heads of hair. Three studies revealed that the likelihood of coronary artery disease was dependent on the severity of baldness. However, the review in the journal BMJ Open found that a receding hairline was not linked to increased heart risk.

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