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Baldness not linked to heart attack risk

April 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bald men, take heart. A new study seems to show your dome has nothing to do with a greater risk for heart attack.Previous studies suggested that male pattern baldness - especially in the front of the head - was related to increased levels of the hormone androgen. Androgen, in turn, was linked to hardening of the arteries.

A University of Tucson study of 5,000 men found little difference in heart attacks in men with a full head of hair versus those without.

 

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