Male pattern baldness and its association with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis
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    Male Pattern baldness and its association with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis: letter to the editor
    • Pooja Arora, Assistant Professor
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      • Shridhar Dwivedi

    Editor, The meta-analysis conducted by Yamada et al (2013) has established the association between baldness and coronary heart disease (CHD). The authors have concluded that vertex baldness among young men is closely related to atherosclerosis. Another factor that deserves mention in this context is smoking. We have many a times come across patients with severe arterial disease who have baldness and gray hair and on histo...

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    Androgens and the association of male pattern baldness with coronary heart disease

    Yamada et al. present a fascinating meta-analysis showing that male pattern baldness is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD).1 Although the association is subject to the inevitable limitations of observational studies, it is an intriguing observation for which Yamada et al. provide several potential mechanisms, such as classical coronary risk factors, hyperinsulinaemia or chronic inflammation causing both baldness...

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