Hair loss is a widely researched topic and statistics put it at over 50 percent in men. Men suffer from the most common type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia. What makes this even more interesting is a study carried out on eunuchs, which indicates that they never go bald. Eunuchs are males who have been castrated at birth, and thus have no genitals.
There are other studies as well regarding injured men and others who suffered from the loss of their genitals, and those indicate the same as the study on eunuchs. A study like this provided the first clue that the hormone testosterone was linked to hair loss.
Hair loss myths are dime a dozen, and with the advent of the medical industry, most of them have been addressed and dismissed. For instance, the fact that baldness is genetic indicates that male pattern baldness is inherited only via the ‘mother’ gene. However, other studies indicate that baldness could be inherited from either the mother or the father.
High fat diets have also proven to be a factor that leads to baldness. This was noticed during the Second World War which intensified the prevalence of male pattern baldness. This situation differs in Africa and a few Asian countries, where baldness is not such a huge issue due to the consumption of a comparatively low fat diet. Thus, the conclusion here could be that dietary changes could affect the state of baldness in the future.
Testosterone levels are also augmented by the intake of high fat foods. Others include the likes of nicotine, caffeine and sugar which also raise levels of adrenaline in the body. This could cause a chain reaction which would produce more androgen and cause hair loss.
Although definitive studies have not yet been carried out, most research does seem to indicate a direct correlation between the male prostate gland and male pattern baldness.