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.
But there was no increased risk