TLDR Early onset baldness in men may indicate a condition similar to PCOS, linked to heart disease, diabetes, and prostate issues.
The document reviews the possibility of a male equivalent to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), focusing on the link between early onset androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and various health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), type II diabetes mellitus (DM II), prostate cancer, and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). It suggests that early onset AGA may be a phenotypic marker of this male syndrome, which could predispose individuals to these conditions. A meta-analysis involving 29,254 participants found a positive association between AGA and coronary heart disease (CHD), as well as higher levels of serum cholesterol and blood pressure. The document proposes that hyperinsulinemia, adrenal hyperandrogenism, and lower levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) are involved in the development of AGA and related health risks. It calls for further research to confirm these findings and to explore treatments, such as insulin sensitizers, to prevent long-term complications. The syndrome is not yet named, as more data is needed, but it is considered a metabolic-related gonadal dysfunction with significant cardiovascular and prostate disease risks. No human subjects were directly involved in the study, and no conflicts of interest were declared.View this study on link.springer.com →
Men with early hair loss have similar hormone levels to women with PCOS, possibly increasing risk of obesity and heart issues.
Hair loss gene linked to prostate issues.
There's no link between hair loss type androgenic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia, but early hair loss and family history can mean more severe alopecia.
People with alopecia are at higher risk for heart disease and have more heart-related risk factors.
Vertex pattern hair loss linked to higher prostate cancer risk.
Hair loss links to higher death risk from diabetes and heart disease; not a direct cause, but a marker for risk factors.
Premature balding in some men may be linked to altered hormones, but it's not the male equivalent to polycystic ovary syndrome or metabolic syndrome.
Early hair loss may indicate future prostate issues.
Early hair loss may indicate prostate issues.
People with hair loss have higher risk of high blood sugar and diabetes, and lower levels of a specific hormone.
Early balding men may have insulin resistance, but lifestyle changes can help.
Balding men, especially young ones, may have higher risk of heart issues and diabetes; check cholesterol levels.
Balding men have higher heart disease risk.
Men with early-onset baldness have a higher chance of heart disease and clogged arteries.
Taking 1mg of finasteride daily can mildly improve metabolic health and glucose regulation in men with male pattern baldness.
Hair loss in young men linked to higher risk of insulin resistance and metabolic issues.
Some men with early hair loss may have similar hormonal changes to women with Polycystic ovary syndrome, and could be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Large prostates link to more hair loss.
Large prostate links to more hair loss, but age of onset doesn't affect it.
Men with early balding often have hormone levels similar to women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Androgenetic alopecia involves genetics, hormones, and can be treated with medications or surgery.
Early hair loss may indicate risk of insulin resistance.
Early balding in men might be a male hormonal equivalent of polycystic ovaries syndrome in women.
Men with enlarged prostates often have more severe baldness.