Study: Baldness linked to coronary heart disease

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Going bald may be more than just a frustrating sign of aging; it may also increase a man’s risk of heart disease according to a new report.

A new study of nearly 37,000 Japanese men found that men who were balding were 32 percent more likely to have coronary heart disease than their full-haired counterparts, according to the report.

The researchers, however, noted that the risks were far less than those from smoking or obesity and that men should focus on losing weight rather than their thinning hair.

Published in the online journal BMJ Open, the study revealed that men who had hair going thin on the crown were more likely to have coronary heart disease.  However, men with receding hairlines did not have an increased risk.

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