Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Baldness and Heart Risk

Are bald men are more likely to get heart disease?

True or False: Bald men are more likely to get heart disease.

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Answer: False
No man likes to lose his hair. But is baldness more than a cosmetic issue? In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:

“A few large observational studies suggest that baldness affecting the crown of the head is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease, but the evidence is weak. In contrast, frontal baldness (the common receding hair line) has not been linked to heart disease. A careful review of the evidence reveals that the association between baldness and heart disease is not a causal relationship. Bald men should not worry more (or less) about their hearts than men with a full head of hair.”

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