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 Men who become bald early in life may be  at increased risk for heart disease, but eliminating avoidable risk factors early in life can help them reduce it. This is another good reason for choosing a healthy lifestyle.
Researchers of a recent study have linked an increase risk for heart disease with balding before age 50.  

The participants in the study were 40,000 men, middle age to 60.

For this study, the researchers analyzed data from 6 existing studies that had examined the link between hair loss and cardiovascular disease.

Three studies tracked men's baldness for 11 years, the other three examined the heart health of men who were balding compared to those with a healthy hairline.

The first three studies showed that men who experienced baldness younger than age  55-60 were 44% more at risk for coronary artery disease. The second three studies showed all men who experienced baldness were 70% more at risk for heart diseases, but those who did so before age 50 were 84% more likely to have some type of heart disease.
Researchers also reported it was too preliminary for men to be concerned about the result and that pursuing a healthy lifestyle is a better decision.
Unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol abuse are avoidable risk factors fro heart disease, by focusing on a lifestyle without them men can reduce the risks of heart disease associated with balding.
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Heart disease is the number 1 cause of deaths globally, but can be prevented choosing a lifestyle without the following risk factors:
  • Unhealthy eating
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Harmful use of alcohol.   
Men who have a family history of baldness would be wise to choose a healthy lifestyle early in life to offset any chances of heart disease.
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