A new study has found that there may be a correlation between early balding and an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
The study, published by researchers from France, studied over 600 men and found that those who started balding while still in their 20s had roughly twice the chance of developing prostate cancer later in life when compared to men who started balding in their 30s or 40s.
Several prior studies have also shown a possible correlation between early balding and increased prostate cancer risk. One prior study actually showed a decreased risk of prostate cancer for those that started balding early in life.
Scientists have long hypothesized that there may be a link between balding and prostate cancer because it is thought that the same male hormones that lead to male-pattern balding are involved in the development of prostate cancer.