Bald men more than twice as likely to develop severe COVID-19 infection

By Study Finds - May 14, 2021

LUGANO, Switzerland — There are plenty of risk factors which place people in greater danger from COVID-19. From old age, to obesity, to heart and respiratory issues, the list seems to grow all the time.

Now, scientists say the gene which leads to male hair loss also makes it up to 2.5 times more likely they’ll end up in the hospital with severe coronavirus.

Researchers, reporting their findings to the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, find men that are genetically sensitive to the male sex hormone androgen have a significantly greater chance of developing a severe COVID infection. Applied Biology, Inc. scientists examined this connection after finding a disproportionate number of balding men in COVID intensive care units.

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