Do the hormones that increase nose hair cause baldness?

12 October 2008

Question

What about hormones including those that create nose hair? Do they also contribute to baldness, is it all one and the same thing?

Answer

Kat - That is a fascinating question. I think the point about male pattern baldness is that it's to do with these genes that they've identified and they're are probably other genes that are involved in things like sprouting nose hair, sprouting ear hair, back hair: all those lovely things that happen to men as they get older. Not to ladies at all which is very nice! Presumably controlled by other genetics and if any geneticists out there would like to do a study on the genes of nose and ear hair you may get funded for it. I don't know if they're linked.

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