Do Shorter Men Have More Hair Loss?

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This is actually kind of a controversial topic. There are some genome-wide association studies between the hair ability of both height and hair loss. There has been a small association that some variants with increased risk of baldness is also associated with shorter height. It does not mean if you're short, you're bald. And if you're tall, you're not gonna be bald. But there's a small relationship between the two.

One study found in 2017 called Genetic Prediction of Male Pattern Baldness* by Saskia P Hagenaars found that this association was there. And another study that actually showed this, as an influence on hair loss and height. So, something to think about and something I think it's pretty loosely associated with.

*Hagenaars SP, Hill WD, Harris SE, Ritchie SJ, Davies G, Liewald DC, Gale CR, Porteous DJ, Deary IJ, Marioni RE. Genetic prediction of male pattern baldness. PLoS Genet. 2017 Feb 14;13(2):e1006594. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006594. PMID: 28196072; PMCID: PMC5308812.