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Losing hair at 20 is linked to increased risk of prostate cancer in later life

16 February 2011

Men who start to lose hair at the age of 20 are more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life and might benefit from screening for the disease, according to a new study published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology today.

Read the paper: Male pattern baldness and the risk of prostate cancer

Published in Annals of Oncology, Advanced Access, 15 February 2011.

Read the press release here.

In the news

Telegraph - Going bald early 'doubles prostate cancer risk'

Mirror - Baldness in 20s doubles risk of developing prostate cancer in men

Reuters - Early balding linked to risk of prostate cancer

Mail Online - Researchers claim men who lose hair at 20 have 'twice the risk of prostate cancer' in later life

TIME - How Early Balding Is Linked to Prostate Cancer