Early androgenetic alopecia as a marker of insulin resistance

    September 2000 in “The Lancet
    Veikko Matilainen, Pentti Koskela, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi
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    TLDR Early hair loss may indicate risk of insulin resistance.
    The document discusses the relationship between early onset androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and insulin resistance, which is a precursor to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Studies suggest that early onset AGA may be a useful marker for identifying individuals at risk of developing insulin resistance and related health conditions. The mechanism behind this association is not clear, but it is believed that androgens and genetic susceptibility play a role in the development of AGA. Further research is needed to determine the exact relationship between insulin resistance and AGA.
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