Could going bald be a sign of a serious health condition?

No guy wants to lose his hair. It’s a sign of aging and it certainly makes dating a heck of a lot harder. 

Now new research, reported by the BBC, has revealed that going bald could be an indicator of a much more serious health condition. According to the study of 2,000 Indian men under 40, including nearly 800 with heart disease, men who had gone bald prematurely were 5.6 times more likely to have a heart condition.

The study also found that men with similar heart problems were five times as likely to have gone grey prematurely, as well. 

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According to the research, premature baldness and greying was an even better indicator of heart risk than obesity. 

This isn’t the first time baldness has been linked to heart problems. In 2013, a study from Japan detailed that men who were balding had a 32% higher chance of coronary heart disease.

But how does the top of your head predict your heart health? Some researchers believe that premature greying and balding is an indicator of aging faster. 

Whatever the reason, this is probably one thing Rogaine can’t fix.

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