Men with male-pattern baldness appear to have an increased risk for prostate cancer, according to a study of more than 4,000 men tracked since 1970s by a research team from the National Institutes of Health. The results indicated that men with any degree of male-pattern baldness in their mid-twenties were 50% more likely to develop prostate cancer. They are finding that there might be an association between male-pattern baldness and prostate cancer on the basis that both conditions are sensitive to testosterone levels. Male-pattern baldness has also be shown to be linked to an increased risk for heart disease as well. Taking preventative measures through dietary and supplementation programs can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer and heart disease.
Info provided by: The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, by Michael T. Murray, ND & Joseph Pizzorno, ND
In good health,
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