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Does Male Pattern Baldness Increase the Risk for Prostate Cancer?

According to an article published by CBS News, men with male pattern baldness may have a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that the baldness develops after cumulative, lifelong exposure to cutaneous testosterone. While the testosterone in the skin is not necessarily to blame, the ability to process the hormone is likely the root of the problem. Of the 40,000 men in the study, roughly 7,200 reported male baldness at age 45, 600 of whom developed aggressive prostate cancer.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.