Sex Hormone–Binding Globulin and Risk of Hyperglycemia in Patients With Androgenetic Alopecia

    Salvador Arias-Santiago, María Teresa Gutiérrez-Salmerón, Agustín Buendía-Eisman, María Sierra Girón-Prieto, Ramón Naranjo-Sintes
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    TLDR People with hair loss have higher risk of high blood sugar and diabetes, and lower levels of a specific hormone.
    This study found that patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) have a higher risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes, and lower levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) than control subjects. The study suggests that lower levels of SHBG may contribute to the development of hyperglycemia or diabetes in patients with AGA, and that SHBG may play an important role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Further research is needed to confirm these findings and analyze the underlying mechanisms.
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