Specific baldness pattern linked with increased prostate cancer risk

September 16, 2014 3:11 PM

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Specific baldness pattern linked with increased prostate cancer risk

Increasingly, evidence is suggesting that both prostate cancer and male pattern baldness are linked to increased levels of androgens (male sex hormones) and androgen receptors.

In 2013, Medical News Today reported on a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, who found that African-American men who experience baldness were 69% more likely to develop prostate cancer than those with no baldness.

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