Male-pattern baldness increases risk of heart and prostate disease
When considering men’s health there is good evidence to suggest that baldness may be an indicator of both heart and prostate disease. When compared to men with no hair loss at all, the risk of heart disease increased by 9 percent. When a bald spot appears on the crown, relative risk jumps to 23 percent. When all hair is gone from the top of the head, the risk rises by a worrisome 36 percent (Info from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School). According to Australian researcher, men with bold spots at the top of their heads were 1 ½ times more likely to have moderate to high-grade prostate cancer before age 70 than those without such bald spots.