The Association Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Male Pattern Hair Loss in Young Men

    January 2023 in “ Nutrients
    Xiaojin Shi, Hsiaohan Tuan, Xiaona Na, Haibing Yang, Yucheng Yang, Yulin Zhang, Menglu Xi, Yuefeng Tan, Celi Yang, Junhan Zhang, Ai Zhao
    Image of study
    TLDR Drinking lots of sugary drinks may increase the risk of hair loss in young men.
    A cross-sectional study conducted in mainland China with 1028 participants aged 18-45 years found a significant association between high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and male pattern hair loss (MPHL). Participants who consumed SSBs more than 7 times a week were more likely to have MPHL, with an odds ratio of 3.36. However, this association was no longer statistically significant after adjusting for post-traumatic stress disorder. The study also found that disease history and anxiety disorder status mediated the association between SSB intake and MPHL. The study suggests that reducing SSB consumption could potentially reduce the risk of MPHL, but further research is needed to establish a causal relationship.
    View this study on →

    Cited in this study

    25 / results


    1 / results