At the University of Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh) researchers found more than 200 fragments of the genome, which in one way or another affect the baldness of men. Based on the analysis of these plots can be predicted, what are the chances of the wearer on hair loss. Scientific work was supervised by Saskia Hagenaars (Saskia Hagenaars) and David hill (David Hill).
Hitherto it was known only a few genes associated with baldness. University staff investigated the genome and data on the state of health of the 52 thousand men using a repository of biomaterial Biobank. Experts have determined which areas of the genome associated with the risk of hair loss – such plots was 287. Based on this information, scientists have created a formula which can be used to predict how much a particular person is a risk to lose your hair. This formula is based on certain genetic markers. She does not give a perfect result, but may help identify people at risk – those whose chances of hair loss are the greatest.
Currently held in the Edinburgh study is the most extensive on the subject of baldness. Many found the genes responsible for the structure and development of hair, and their further study may help in developing drugs for baldness and related conditions. Saskia Hagenaars noted that many of the found genes got their carriers from the X chromosome, i.e., from their mothers. David hill added that the study took into account only General information about hair loss, and if taken into consideration also the age when a man begins to go bald – genetic dependence was observed more clearly.
However,the full hair loss has its benefits. At the University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania) in 2012, scientists discovered that bald man looks more masculine, dominant and confident (“bald” in this case does not mean “balding” men, in contrast, were perceived as weak). Study participants were shown photos of the same men with hair and without, and in the second variant, these men seemed to respondents higher than was actually. Despite this, conducted in 2013 a survey conducted among 2 thousand Americans, showed that hair loss men fear the most – even more than impotence, and deafness. The vast majority of respondents – 94% – called baldness is their biggest fear.