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Is baldness in women linked to heart attacks?

Male-pattern baldness is very common in men and fairly common in women. Male pattern baldness may be caused by high blood insulin levels caused by eating large amounts of refined carbohydrates. It is associated with high insulin levels and an increased risk for heart attacks in women also (Dermatology Online Journal, November 2005). Although not an established treatment, you may be able to halt further hair loss by eating a diet that is low in refined carbohydrates. More on baldness and heart attacks and treatments for baldness

April 2, 2006

May 19th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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