Divorce Could Cause Women To Lose Their Hair
September 26, 2011

Divorce Could Cause Women To Lose Their Hair


New research reveals that women who have to deal with divorce may find themselves losing hair.

The team focused on the lifestyle in 84 female identical twins and tested their hormone blood level, as well as analyzed photos of their hair.

Other than genetics, the study found the strongest predictor of central hair loss among women is their marital status.

"Most likely, stress is the aspect of a troubling divorce that appears to lead to hair loss among women," study author Dr. Bahman Guyuron, chairman of the department of plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, said in a statement.

The researchers said excessive drinking or smoking also boosts the risk for hair loss among women.

Women who drink coffee, use sun protection and are happily married were found to have to the lowest risk of hair loss than those who did not.

Guyuron said that he found in another research project that focused on 66 male identical twins that men who had high blood pressure and didn't exercise regularly had a higher risk or coronal hair loss. 

He presented the studies at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' annual meeting in Denver.

Dr. Doris Day, a physician in dermatology who attended the meeting, told Xinhua News that those who are suffering from hair loss "need to try and control what they can control in terms of the way they approach stress and handle situations.”


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