11 Jul '11, 9pm

Hair woes

If your eyes were glued to the broadcast of Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding in April, you probably would have noticed the former's glaring bald spot. Yes, even royalty isn't spared from the dreadful condition known as Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL). MPHL is a gradual loss of hair caused mainly by a genetic tendency and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone normally found in the body. People with a genetic disposition to MPHL have a higher level of DHT. The substance shrinks hair follicles until they no longer produce visible hair. The condition can kick in among men who are only in their 20s, while studies estimate that half of all men experience varying degrees of MPHL by the time they are 50. Despite its common occurrence, a recent regional survey on MPHL sufferers found that Singapore men will stop at nothing to tackle their balding woes. Funded by Merck...

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straitstimes.com 11 Jul '11, 12pm

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recyclethis.co.uk 04 Jul '11, 9am

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