Are Shorter Men at Greater Risk of Going Bald?

Are Shorter Men at Greater Risk of Going Bald?

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Are you a man that is on the shorter side? If so, you may be at a higher risk of developing premature balding. How can it be possible for the height of an individual to play a role in whether or not you lose your hair? It may not seem like there is a lot of connection here. However, there is some evidence that indicates that men who are shorter are more likely to lose their hair. There is some good news, though. Like with all types of hair loss, you may have a few methods available to help you to reduce this risk of hair loss and help you to regrow your hair should you lose it. Here's what you need to know.

It Is in the Research

A study conducted over the last few years sheds some important light on this. The study was international, meaning men were considered from around the world. It looked at key factors that seemed to contribute to hair loss in men. It found that those who are shorter have a higher likelihood of developing hair loss at an early age. The student looked at data from 20,000 men. It was quite comprehensive and pointed to one key common defining factor. Shorter men have the genetic makeup that contributes to losing hair at a younger age.

The study was done at the University of Bonn. It collected data from some 20,000 men. It showed that there was a link in various physical characteristics in men and illnesses. The study documents were published later by Nature Communications. Here are a few key points from the survey that may provide some insight into this.

  • The study gathered data from 11,000 men who had premature balding and hair loss.
  • The study also pulled together information from 12,000 men that had no hair loss. These men were the control component of the study.
  • It studied men from seven countries.
  • With this information the researchers found 63 alterations in the human genome that were linked to the risk of developing premature hair loss.
  • The study found some links to balding and illness, which confirmed one of the most common beliefs that men who have hair loss are also likely to have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.

But, what does all of this mean to you? The study may seem important in terms of providing insight into who will have hair loss, but if you are a man who does not want to lose his hair, what are your options?

Genetics Can Be Defining

It is very difficult to overcome genetic related hair loss. In short, your body's DNA creates a blueprint from which your body is designed. For those who have DNA that says they are likely to develop hair loss, it can be very difficult to avoid this. However, that does not mean you are out of luck.

The fact is, the investment in a variety of solutions can reduce hair loss. Many men are able to avoid this early hair loss by improving nutrition or using a variety of topical solutions. It is always a good idea to invest in hair loss prevention. Of course, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of hair loss from occurring. However, these methods can commonly help to reduce at least some of those risks. This makes it well worth investing in an appointment with your doctor or seeing a hair loss professional. Discuss your hair health and the steps you can take to reduce at least some of your risks.

Here's what you need to know. Research indicates that men who are shorter also have genetic makeups that seem to indicate that they will lose their hair sooner. Keeping that in mind realize that this is one of the best bits of information that is available to you. With it, you can be proactive. You can ensure you take full advantage of the many tools and resources available to you to help you to prevent this type of early onset of hair loss – or at least delay the start of it from occurring to you.  To learn more about hair loss prevention options, contact the team at Unique Hair Concepts for a free, private consultation.

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