Study links early hair loss to prostate cancer

February 17, 2011 6:33:35 PM PST
A new study has linked very early hair loss in men to prostate cancer.

Doctors at the European Hospital in Paris found that men who had male pattern baldness by age 20 were twice as likely to develop prostate cancer later in life. Previous studies have linked testosterone to both conditions.

There was no link between balding at ages 30 and 40 and prostate cancer.

The study was published in the Annals of Oncology.