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How is male-pattern baldness different from female-pattern baldness?

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As they age, men tend to lose the hair on top of their head, which eventually leaves a ring of hair around the sides. This is called male-pattern baldness. It's caused by genes from both parents and is fueled by the male hormone testosterone. In female-pattern baldness, the hair thins throughout the top of the scalp, leaving the hair in front intact.

From: Hair Problems WebMD Medical Reference

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Wood, J.M. published online Feb. 23, 2009. FASEB J.,

Inomata, K. , 2009. Cell

Mosley, J.G. , 1996. BMJ

Mounsey, A.L. , 2009. American Family Physician

American Academy of Dermatology web site: "Hair Loss."

Palladino L., Green, M. , 5th ed., Cengage Learning, 2006. Hairdressing -- the Foundations: The Official Guide to Level 2

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Wood, J.M. published online Feb. 23, 2009. FASEB J.,

Inomata, K. , 2009. Cell

Mosley, J.G. , 1996. BMJ

Mounsey, A.L. , 2009. American Family Physician

American Academy of Dermatology web site: "Hair Loss."

Palladino L., Green, M. , 5th ed., Cengage Learning, 2006. Hairdressing -- the Foundations: The Official Guide to Level 2

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 6, 2019

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