New research suggests guys who begin losing their hair between the ages of 20 and 29 years old are nearly two times more likely to have prostate cancer as they age.
Researchers explain these findings to ‘make sense’ as hair loss, and prostate cancer, are sometimes linked with testosterone.
While these new findings support the issue, prior studies have left much to be determined.
This study can be found in the Annals of Oncology journal.
Researchers believe this study is more accurate as the determination of men who began balding early was more distinguishable for authors when compared with other studies.
For the study, 669 men were analyzed, 388 of whom were receiving prostate cancer treatments. The remaining 281 men had no sign or history of prostate cancer.
Participants were asked to evaluate their hair patterns as they aged, specifically when they were 20, 30, and 40 years old.
Men who explained hair loss during the 20s showed a two-fold chance of being in the prostate cancer group. The type of hair loss appeared to have little effect on whether or not a many had cancer.
While prostate cancer risks appeared to be elevated, baldness did not appear to cause a more aggressive prostate cancer.
Experts explain these findings to be potentially life-saving, providing additional insight as to which men may be at higher risks of prostate cancer, alarming men and health professionals about the importance of being screened early.