Baldness link to prostate cancer

Middle-aged men with a certain balding pattern are at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer than men with no baldness, says a US study.  

Over 39,000 men aged 55-74 from a US cancer screening trial answered a questionnaire about their hair-loss pattern at age 45, using a pictorial tool.

Those who reported frontal and moderate hair-thinning on the crown of the head were 40% more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than men who reported no baldness.

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