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Friday, June 5, 2020

Men Who Suffer From This Type Of Hair Deficiency Are At Higher Risk Of Contracting Coronavirus

Experts have warned men with this particular hair deficiency to be extra careful as they are at higher risk of contracting coronavirus.
Bald hair
Bald hair
 
A new study of coronavirus victims has unearthed a stunning finding: bald men could be at greater risk of having serious coronavirus symptoms.
 
Professor Carlos Wambier, the lead author of the study, said he believes baldness is a ‘perfect predictor’ of the severity at which people will suffer from Covid-19.
 
The Brown University professor conducted two studies in Spain which found that a disproportionately high number of men with male pattern baldness were taken to hospital with coronavirus.
 
The first study found 71% of the 41 patients examined with Covid-19 in Spanish hospitals were bald, with the background rate of baldness for white men of a similar age to the patients between 31 and 53%.
 
The second study, which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found 79% of the 122 male coronavirus patients in Madrid hospitals were bald.
 
Scientists have argued androgens – male sex hormones – may contribute to hair loss and increase the ability of the coronavirus to attack cells.
 
That means hormone-suppressing drugs could potentially be used to slow Covid-19’s progress and allow sufferers time to recover.
 
Professor Wambier told the Telegraph: ‘We think androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells.’
 
 
Source: UK Metro

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