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December 31, 2009
By the Editors, Mangoboss
Losing some hair up top? You are not alone. Fifty percent (50%) of
men suffer receding hair lines or male pattern baldness before age 50.
In most of these men, balding begins early, for some as early as 17 or
18 years of age.
Both heredity and diet and lifestyle seem to play a part in producing
baldness. Of course genes play a role in deciding which men go bald.
The gene for baldness comes from your mother’s side of the family,
and if your grandfather on your mother’s side is bald and the men on
her side of the family are bald, the cards are stacked against you.
But here’s the good news. Genes are not—repeat not—the whole story
of whether you will go bald. Your diet may also determine whether you
will suffer from baldness. High fat diets contribute the increase of DHT
(Dihydrotestosterone), a type of testosterone which has been found to
cause hair loss.
Although not all of the research has been conclusive, there does appear
to be link between baldness and diet. Societies that consumed
relatively low-fat diets ---such as pre-World War II Japan ---
experienced almost no pattern baldness.
But post-World War II Japanese men have started to experience higher
and higher levels of pattern baldness as their society consumes more
Western-style fatty diets. Article Continues Below.
In fact, one study by a leading manufacturer of wigs in Japan found
that baldness and thinning hair has skyrocketed with the increasing
popularity of Western fatty foods like hamburgers and fries. Aderans
Co. Ltd., Japan's leading manufacturer of men's wigs, found that the
percentage of balding men increased almost 200% in less than 20
years, from 6.2 million men in 1987 (8.1%) to 11.4 million men just 17
years later. Bottom line; Your genes are not the whole story when it
comes to male pattern baldness. What you eat and how you live may
contribute to baldness as much as genetics.
Baldness: Facts and Myths
Myth: Asian men can’t go bald
Truth: There are some racial differences in the incidence of male
pattern baldness. The highest rates are found among Caucasians,
followed by Afro-Caribbeans. Chinese and Japanese men have the
lowest rates. For some unknown reason, this form of hair loss is does
not occur among Native Americans.
Myth: Bald Men Are More Virile Virility, defined as high sex drive and
the ability to father children, is not related at all to baldness. Native
American men do not go bald and Asians and many Africans have low
incidences of baldness but can produce high rates of pregnancy. The
best known myth about baldness is that bald men are more virile.
Dating from the centuries when castrated men –eunuchs—were enlisted
to work as palace guards, people have observed that eunuchs do not
go bald. But the connection between baldness and virility is not direct,
guys. Baldness is caused by testerone. But, as we have described, the
type of testosterone that causes baldness is a sex hormone called
dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The body naturally converts testosterone
to DHT. DHT in men is what stimulates your hair to grow on your face
and your body, and it also stimulates your prostate gland and has been
linked to heart disease. In the largest study on male pattern baldness,
3942 were examined by researchers compiling The National Health and
Nutrition Examination Study. Their results? Severe hair loss and heart
disease are connected. The most recent research has found that what
really makes you bald is not that you have DHT—all men do—but that
your scalp is super-sensitive to DHT. This is why even though you can
get shiny bald on top, you can still grow a beard.
Fact: Baldness Runs in Families Male pattern baldness runs in the
family. If your grandfather, father or brothers went bald early, the
chances are that you will too. The strongest influence is on the
mother's side: if your maternal grandfather went bald, that's probably
a better indicator that you will too than if your father's father lost his
hair. The gene for baldness is located on what is called the androgene
receptor on the X chromosomes fro your mother, comes from your
mother’s side of the family.
Myths Too Much Testosterone Makes You Bald Here, the answer
appears to be mostly “no”. Recent studies suggest that male pattern
baldness results from an over-sensitivity of scalp hair follicles to DHT,
rather than raised levels of either sex hormone in the blood. What
Works Lifestyle and Diet As we have seen above, there is a direct
connection between high fat diets and increased incidence of male
patteren baldness. Diets low in saturated fat, and diets high in soy,
have been linked with decreased levelos of baldness. Obesity has been
linked to increased baldness. Populations where men are at their ideal
weight (Asia, Scandanavia, others) do not have as high rates of
baldness as countries with higher rates of obesity (America, United
|Like Bruce Willis, 50% of men in
America experience some degree
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