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Bald And Short: Scientists Find Connection Between Height And Baldness

Mar 09, 2017 08:20 AM EST

(Photo : David Ramos via Getty Images) Scientists find a connection between short men and baldness.

Baldness is more prevalent in men of comparatively lesser height than that of the taller ones. The researchers came to the conclusion after a long drawn study.

According to The Sun, the researchers compared the genes of 11000 bald people with 12000 of those not having any hair loss. It was found that early balding can occur due to 63 genetic differences, some of which are also connected to other physical characteristics or illness. The study had formerly said that people with premature hair loss can suffer from heart disease and prostate cancer. They have now linked baldness with height, pale skin color and induced bone density as well.

Differences such as reduced body size, early puberty, and various cancers were found to be in accordance with other characteristics and illnesses, said the researchers. However, the researchers declared that the risk of illness is only increased meagerly in people with premature hair loss, and they need not be worried about that. They are also looking to find a treatment using the thread of how genetic difference causes the hair loss.

Another team of researchers agrees to the fact that a simple DNA test can reveal the reason behind most people going bald. They were also able to derive a formula that finds a person's real reason for going bald. It can be determined using hundreds of genetic markers found from the study.

According to Voice of America, the study included men from various parts of the world, including the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia. The researchers found that the people with premature baldness can become the victim of the Parkinson's disease later in their lives.

Last year, scientists revealed that a drug called "Ruxolitinib" can be helpful in curbing premature baldness in around four months of application. It was found that 75 percent of patients with moderate alopecia showed hair regrowth in a significant way after using the drug. The discovery is termed by the scientists as a first towards curing male pattern baldness.

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