Besides the issue of ability to ejaculate, baldness become the most serious problem for men. The issue could be added at risk if bald men experienced in the age of 20 years.
When a man has begun to experience hair loss and baldness at the age of 20 years, he has a higher risk of prostate cancer later in life.
This is based on the results of a study conducted by researchers of France, which showed that men with prostate cancer are twice as likely already showing signs of baldness at the age of 20 years.
Researchers noted that in the male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) is associated with the conversion of testosterone to the hormone androgen. Androgen hormones have also been known to be involved in the growth of prostate cancer.
In addition, the drug finasteride is used to treat baldness by blocking the conversion of testosterone into the androgen thought to cause hair loss, has also been shown to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer.
In that study, researchers compared 388 men treated for prostate cancer with 281 healthy men. The result, researchers found that men with prostate cancer two times more likely to go bald at the age of 20 years.
However, the risk of prostate cancer does not develop in men who go bald in their 30s or 40s.
“Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that screening can be useful for prostate cancer. We need a way to identify people at high risk for developing disease,” explained study author Dr. Philippe Giraud, from the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris.
According to Dr. Giraud, baldness at the age of 20 years may be one risk factor that is easily recognizable. ”More work needs to be done now to confirm this,” he added.
Dr. Giraud is also a professor of radiation oncology at the Paris Descartes University, has reported his findings in the online edition of Annals of Oncology edition of February 15.
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