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Study: Bald men face increased risk for heart disease

Posted at: 04/04/2013 6:57 AM

How much hair is on your head could be an indicator of the health of your heart.
 
A new study finds bald men face an increased risk for heart disease. An analysis of nearly 40,000 men reveals those who have lost most of their hair are 30- percent more likely to develop coronary artery disease.
 
The risk was highest for men with thinning hair on the top of their head. There was no increased risk for a receding hair line.
 
The researchers say baldness is an indicator of insulin resistance and inflammation, both factors that increase the risk for heart problems.