Glycolipid and Hormonal Profiles in Young Men with Early-Onset Androgenetic Alopecia: A meta-analysis

    August 2017 in “ Scientific Reports
    Rossella Cannarella, Sandro La Vignera, Rosita A. Condorelli, Aldo E. Calogero
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    TLDR Young men with early hair loss have slightly worse blood sugar and fat levels, suggesting possible health risks and need for monitoring.
    This meta-analysis looked at the glycolipid and hormonal profiles of young men with early-onset androgenetic alopecia (AGA) compared to controls. The study found that men with early-onset AGA had slightly worse glycemic and lipid profiles, which is in line with the strong association between early-onset AGA and metabolic syndrome or cardiovascular diseases. The study suggests that monitoring the glycemic and lipid profiles and BMI in men with early-onset AGA should be suggested to early detect any potential metabolic impairment. The study also hypothesizes that men with early-onset AGA may display the male PCOS-equivalent, but further investigation is needed.
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