Study debunks hair loss link to heart trouble

April 10, 2008 9:37:42 AM PDT
Bald men may not be at risk for a heart attack as previously thought.

A previous study found that loss of hair in men was strongly linked to heart attack risk. That study also revealed the balder men were on top the greater their risk. A new study at the University of Arizona looked at more than 5,000 men and discovered little difference in the heart attack risk of men with full heads of hair and their balding peers.

Hair loss also was not related to a thickening in the lining of arteries.

This latest study is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.


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