Hyperuricemia Is Associated With Androgenetic Alopecia In Men: A Cross-Sectional Case-Control Study

    April 2020 in “ Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
    Jingwen Ma, Youyu Sheng, Zhengyin Lao, Jun Zhao, Qinping Yang
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    TLDR High uric acid levels link to male pattern baldness, especially in young men.
    A cross-sectional case-control study found that hyperuricemia is associated with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men, especially in those with early-onset AGA. The study involved 1312 men with AGA and 2624 age-matched controls without AGA. The prevalence of hyperuricemia was significantly higher in the AGA group than in the control group, particularly in patients younger than 30 years. However, no significant difference was found in UA levels or prevalence of hyperuricemia among mild, moderate, and severe AGA subgroups. The study suggests that hyperuricemia may be a risk factor for AGA in men, but further studies are needed to verify the results.
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