It might dent the male ego but men whose hairline starts to recede at a young age are 45 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer, according to a study from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
Researchers studied hair loss in 2,000 men aged between 40 and 47, half of whom had suffered prostate cancer. The theory is that premature balding is linked to higher levels of testosterone – and this might explain the lower risk of tumours.
Professor Malcolm Mason, Cancer Research UK’s expert on prostate cancer says: “Overall, there is conflicting evidence linking testosterone to hair loss.
Unfortunately, we see prostate cancer all too often in bald men as well as men with a full head of hair.”
Although the risk is lower, men still need to be vigilant and go for regular check-ups with their doctors.
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