Avoiding baldness

Last updated May 21, 2023

Male pattern baldness appears to be influenced by dietary and lifestyle choices. Here I will list some factors that might make a difference. My opinions about the etiology of the disease are pretty similar to this article, so you can read that for more biological details. I’m also working on an explication here: Why do many men go bald?

This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. Medical disclaimer

The basic idea is that hair might be extremely sensitive to blood sugar due to the presence of various feedback loops involving reactive oxygen species, sebum, inflammatory pathways, microbes, and male sex hormones. It’s possible that even a “healthy” diet can contain enough carbs and simple sugars to induce hair loss depending on genetic and epigenetic factors.

Here are some ideas: