Study: Early balding, prostate cancer may be linked

February 16, 2011 5:33:40 AM PST
There could be a link between early balding and prostate cancer.

Men who start losing their hair in their early twenties may be twice as likely to get prostate cancer, according to a study in the Annals of Oncology.

Researchers found any type of balding at about age 20 was a risk factor for prostate cancer.

Men who started going bald in their 30s or 40s had no increased risk.

Doctors say more research is needed to determine what's behind the possible link.