Over the past decade or two, soda . . . or “pop” . . . has been accused of causing ALL kinds of health problems. And now there’s this:
A new study out of China says there’s a link between Pepsi and male pattern baldness. Not just Pepsi . . . but all sugar-sweetened beverages: Soft drinks, juice, sport drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened coffee and tea.
Researchers in Beijing found that men who indulged in just ONE soda per day had a 57% higher risk of experiencing male pattern hair loss compared to those who avoided them. And just one to three sugary drinks per WEEK saw a 21% increase in risk of hair loss.
That said, the findings are considered “correlative” . . . meaning that the researchers can’t report that soda CAUSES hair loss, only that soda drinkers are losing their hair at higher rates.
This also isn’t the first time that sugar and male pattern baldness have been linked. Previous studies have found that high sugar intake leads to an increase in blood glucose, which can start a chain reaction that results in the shrinking of hair follicles and potentially early baldness.
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