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Old 30th November 2017, 01:23 AM   #1
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Bald ? You'll die of a heart attack !

As someone who looks more like a cue ball than he'd like to, this is a kick in the gentleman's area

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Male pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests.

A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair.
May as well get fat and start smoking again - the die is cast

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The heart condition group were also more likely to have male pattern baldness - 49% against 27% of those in the healthy group - a 5.6 times greater risk.

Yet obesity was associated with only a fourfold increased risk of the disease.
edited to add....

Sorry, forgot the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42164898

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Old 30th November 2017, 01:30 AM   #2
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Old 30th November 2017, 01:46 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
As someone who looks more like a cue ball than he'd like to, this is a kick in the gentleman's area



May as well get fat and start smoking again - the die is cast
Let me guess: Being ugly and old is not working in my favor either.
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Old 30th November 2017, 07:17 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
As someone who looks more like a cue ball than he'd like to, this is a kick in the gentleman's area



May as well get fat and start smoking again - the die is cast



edited to add....

Sorry, forgot the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42164898
Doesn't count once you've made it past 40. And it is "relative risk"- very few of us die of heart attack in our 20s and 30s. You might be able to dig into the stats and figure out "comparative risk".
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Old 30th November 2017, 09:40 AM   #5
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Doesn't count once you've made it past 40. And it is "relative risk"- very few of us die of heart attack in our 20s and 30s. You might be able to dig into the stats and figure out "comparative risk".
You know how often I tell people that I chose this haircut.

Bald guys are good at rationalizing. Thanks for the assist.
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Old 30th November 2017, 10:25 AM   #6
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So being slim, fit, and having a full head of not even grey hair means I should live forever.

Except for the *********** cancer. Bummer.

Something's going to get you, sooner or later.
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Old 1st December 2017, 07:07 AM   #7
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Does having a combover reduce your risk?
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Old 1st December 2017, 02:47 PM   #8
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Does having a combover reduce your risk?
Maybe, but it increases the risk of random strangers smacking you upside the head.
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Old 1st December 2017, 03:06 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Does having a combover reduce your risk?

It increases the risk for others as they collapse in laughter looking at you.
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Old 1st December 2017, 03:08 PM   #10
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A comb-over might be a great icebreaker to get conversations started with people.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 01:26 AM   #11
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This needs to be replicated. Study men over time. See who gets bald or gray and see who then gets heart attacks. See if these things are related to other risk factors. If it is confirmed that men who go gray early in life or go bald have a far greater chance of a heart attack these people could then be strongly encouraged to improve their health and learn how to detect a heart attack.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 02:06 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
This needs to be replicated. Study men over time. See who gets bald or gray and see who then gets heart attacks. See if these things are related to other risk factors. If it is confirmed that men who go gray early in life or go bald have a far greater chance of a heart attack these people could then be strongly encouraged to improve their health and learn how to detect a heart attack.
It could be it is a genetic issue - like male pattern baldness - that you can't do anything to reduce the risk with diet, lifestyle etc. It may be the risk factors for other types of heart attacks have no relationship to this risk.

Very complicated to unravel such risks.
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
It could be it is a genetic issue - like male pattern baldness - that you can't do anything to reduce the risk with diet, lifestyle etc. It may be the risk factors for other types of heart attacks have no relationship to this risk.

Very complicated to unravel such risks.
That is why more research is needed. Are gray, bald, fat men more prone to heart attack than gray, bald, skinny men? Then study what happens if the fat people lose weight.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 06:39 AM   #14
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This needs to be replicated.

It has been, apparently (same article):
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And Prof Hughes said a study of 10,885 Danish people in 2014 reported that grey hair predicted future heart disease, but said it could be explained by taking account of other cardiovascular risk factors.
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Old 12th December 2017, 03:59 PM   #15
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You know how often I tell people that I chose this haircut.

Bald guys are good at rationalizing. Thanks for the assist.
I've re-read the study. Once you correct for confounding factors, It's the haircut that causes the heart disease.
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