'Males w/pattern hair loss have higher stress' (June 2016)
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In a small study conducted this month, males with premature pattern baldness showed higher levels of DHEAs, prolactin, testosterone, free testosterone, LH, and lower values of SHBG and FSH compared to controls. There was no significant association between family history and baldness:


“Early androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is patterned hair loss occurring before age 30 years. Early AGA in men is frequently reported as the phenotypic equivalent of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women, which carries the risk of developing obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular diseases. Very few studies have been conducted to evaluate this.”


Compared with the 32 controls,the 57 participants with AGA showed significantly increased mean levels of testosterone, DHEAS, LH, and prolactin and decreased mean levels of FSH and SHBG.”


There was no significant association between positive family history of male-pattern baldness and grade of baldness or hormone levels.”


“Men with early AGA could be considered as male phenotypic equivalents of women with PCOS. They can be at risk of developing the same complications associated with PCOS, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, IR, cardiovascular diseases, and infertility.”


1. A Comparison of the Hormonal Profile of Early Androgenetic Alopecia in Men With the Phenotypic Equivalent of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Women (June 2016)