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Increased Risk for Male Pattern Baldness: What May One Do?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Dear PaleoHacks Community,

I recently received the results of my 23andMe test kit.

Under established research reports, I'm shown as having "Moderately increased odds of male pattern baldness in Europeans"

Under preliminary research reports, I'm shown as having "Slightly decreased odds of male pattern baldness" for all the SNPs that are genotyped under the report.

I am concerned for the intactness of my hairline as my dad has lost most of his hair; however, no other family members have lost theirs.

What may I do in terms of diet and lifestyle to ameliorate the risk for baldness?

I am currently in my early twenties. Are there any hormone tests that I should consider (either now or later on in life)?

Are there any treatments for male pattern baldness except Propecia (finasteride) or Rogaine (minoxidil)?

Thank you very much for your time!

736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045

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on August 28, 2013
at 08:13 AM

You might want to look at the corrections to that article - doesn't inspire confidence.

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 03:56 AM

Would you mind sharing a good resource for lifting heavy things/HIIT for begginers? There are so many resources on the internet that I feel somewhat overwhelmed sifting through various methods, programs, approaches, etc.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 26, 2013
at 03:33 AM

A good physiquw is built with hard work. Lift heavy things and do some HIIT, but if you don't want do do those, then I am not sure what to recommend. Just be happy with who you are.

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 02:26 AM

Besides getting enough Vitamin D (see here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443921504577643442954317340.html#project%3DBALDNESS0911%26articleTabs%3Darticle), are we absolutely positive there are no other dietary/supplement-based interventions for preventing balding?

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 02:16 AM

:-) Your comment made my day. Thank you!

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 02:15 AM

What would be your suggestion for getting a good physique. Exercise is not my strong-suite. I was overly involved in sports as a kid and hate the pain of exercise with a passion...

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on August 25, 2013
at 11:09 PM

Your hair is dead but the follicles that produce it are alive. What you do with your body definitely affects your hair growth (though it may still be true that there's not much you can do to prevent male pattern baldness).

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on August 25, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Shave your head and embrace your HOTNESS!!! From my experience, bald guys are the most excellent of freaks in the sack ;)

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 02:16 AM

:-) Your comment made my day. Thank you!

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 25, 2013
at 05:59 PM

This doesn't quite answer your question directly but build yourself such an amazing body that no one will even notice your hair (or lack there of). I assure you that having great musculature is more important than great folicles. Focus on the important stuff, and control what you can control. My brother was predominantly bald by his mid 20's but has a great physique and no one cares about his lack of hair.

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 03:56 AM

Would you mind sharing a good resource for lifting heavy things/HIIT for begginers? There are so many resources on the internet that I feel somewhat overwhelmed sifting through various methods, programs, approaches, etc.

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 02:15 AM

What would be your suggestion for getting a good physique. Exercise is not my strong-suite. I was overly involved in sports as a kid and hate the pain of exercise with a passion...

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 26, 2013
at 03:33 AM

A good physiquw is built with hard work. Lift heavy things and do some HIIT, but if you don't want do do those, then I am not sure what to recommend. Just be happy with who you are.

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651b74dfbf378ac90ff3eb183f54944e

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on August 25, 2013
at 07:42 PM

Since your hair is dead I think it has less to do with diet and more with genetics... Channel your inner Prince William and rock it! Or you could shave your head.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on August 25, 2013
at 11:09 PM

Your hair is dead but the follicles that produce it are alive. What you do with your body definitely affects your hair growth (though it may still be true that there's not much you can do to prevent male pattern baldness).

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on August 26, 2013
at 02:26 AM

Besides getting enough Vitamin D (see here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443921504577643442954317340.html#project%3DBALDNESS0911%26articleTabs%3Darticle), are we absolutely positive there are no other dietary/supplement-based interventions for preventing balding?

736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045

(175)

on August 28, 2013
at 08:13 AM

You might want to look at the corrections to that article - doesn't inspire confidence.

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