Early Onset of Androgenetic Alopecia Associated With Early Severe Coronary Heart Disease: A Population-Based, Case-Control Study

    Veikko Matilainen, Paavo K. Mäkinen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi
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    TLDR Early balding linked to higher heart disease risk.
    A population-based, case-control study found that early onset of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men is associated with an increased risk of early severe coronary heart disease (CHD). Men with early onset AGA are at a higher risk of developing CHD compared to those without AGA. This suggests that early onset AGA may be a marker for increased risk of CHD and should be considered in cardiovascular risk assessment. The study involved 85 male participants who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedures. The odds ratio for this association was 3.88, and insulin resistance may be a factor.
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