Are Bald Men More Fertile – Fact or Myth?

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Baldness may be a good sign

About 25 to 30 percent of men will experience more hair loss or some baldness in the age of 30, according to U.S scientists. And almost 50 percent of all men older than 50 years-old experience a significant hair loss.

While the issue of baldness and male fertility is still not fully understood, another study found that having the onset symptom of baldness in the age of around 30 may be helpful to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

According to a research conducted by the University of Washington School of Medicine, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology – men involved in this study who noticed receding hairline or bald spots in the age of around 30 got about 29-45 percent decline in the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Baldness means there will be more testosterone converted to become DHT. And this can help reduce the excessive amounts of testosterone in men which then may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer as they age. In addition, the medication to reduce testosterone is often used for prostate cancer sufferers, because excessive testosterone level in these patients can worsen the growth of tumors.

However, this result of this study is also still debatable. The reason is due to the research is based on asking 2,000 participants (men in the age of between 40 to 47) whether they experienced onset symptom of baldness when they were at 30 cannot be enough to provide a reliable measurement!


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