Health & Food
Study: Baldness linked to prostate cancer
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new Annals of Oncology report suggests that men who start to go bald in their 20s may have a higher risk for prostate cancer later in life.
But baldness at age 30 did not appear to raise a man's risk.
Researchers say it's too early to recommend screening this population of men. But if more research confirms this connection, baldness could become an identifiable risk factor.
Interestingly, a drug called Finasteride is used to treat both prostate enlargement and baldness. It blocks the production of the androgen hormone, which is thought to cause hair loss.
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