Androgenetic alopecia and insulin resistance in young men

    October 2009 in “Clinical Endocrinology
    José Gerardo González-González, Leonardo Mancillas-Adame, Mercedes Fernández-Reyes, Minerva Gómez-Flores, Fernando J. Lavalle-González, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Jesús Zacarías Villarreal-Pérez
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    TLDR Hair loss in young men linked to higher risk of insulin resistance and metabolic issues.
    This study from 2009 investigated the relationship between androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and insulin resistance in young men. The study found that young male AGA cases had a higher prevalence of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome than controls. The study recommends assessing insulin resistance and cardiovascular-related features and disorders in all young males with stage III or higher AGA, according to the Hamilton-Norwood classification. The study suggests that AGA may be a marker for insulin resistance and that young men with AGA should be screened for metabolic disorders.
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