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Blokes who lift weights risk balding

An article in ‘The Sun’ -

Researchers have discovered that bodybuilders’ testosterone soars after a weights session – and that turns into a toxic substance, which attacks hair follicles.

The study reveals that blokes who lift weights just three times a week for 45 minutes over two years are heading for a premature slaphead.

In the study, scientists found that testosterone levels soared an average 25 per cent after one of the sessions. They returned to normal after 30 minutes when the body converted the male hormone into a chemical called DHT.

But DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, shrinks follicles and roots – so hair grows back thinner each time.

Beefy blokes who had a high-fat diet were found to be at greatest risk of the balding hormones. Women who lifted weights suffered the same side effect.

“We have seen an increase in men in their twenties and thirties who regularly circuit train. There’s no doubt it is often a factor in hair loss,” The Sun quoted hair transplant specialists Rogers Medical Group, as stating.

So do not lift weights if you want to prevent hair loss :smiley: :smiley:

jose canseco pumped iron and took steroids for 20 years…has all his hair

you see too many bodybuilders like jay culter, user of roids and gigantic, have all their hair after a decade or two of training, therefore I dont worry about it much. Thats what finasteride is for.

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