Baldness at young age cuts prostate cancer risk

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London, March 16 (ANI): Men who go bald at an early age have less chances of suffering from prostate cancer, according to a new study.

An American team observed 2,000 men aged between 40 and 47, half of whom had prostate cancer.

It was learnt that those who had their hair thinned by the age of 30 were 45 per cent less likely to get prostrate cancer, compared to those who did not suffer hair loss.

"At first, the findings were surprising. But we found that early onset baldness was associated with a 29 per cent to 45 per cent reduction in their relative risk of prostate cancer," the Telegraph quoted Professor Jonathan Wright, an expert in prostate cancer at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, as telling the Daily Mail.

The study also found that most men think going bald makes them feel old and less attractive.

The study has been published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology. (ANI)

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