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Baldness strongly connected to risk of heart disease
Baldness strongly connected to risk of heart disease

(April 3, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Japan - Baldness raises risk of coronary heart disease, according to a report published in BMJ Open. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 6 studies published between 1993 and 2008. The studies involved nearly 40,000 men. Results from three of the studies showed that men who lost most of their hair were 32% more likely to develop coronary heart disease when compared to those with a full head of hair. Results of the remaining three studies found that balding men were 70% more likely to have heart disease. This increased risk was not connected to receding hair lines, but rather, only if the balding occurred at the top/crown of the head.

 
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