Scientists: Bald men hit harder by coronavirus

Scientists: Bald men hit harder by coronavirus

[Ed. – This seems to mean that COVID-19 has a bigger impact, if contracted, on men with higher levels of androgens.]

Bald men appear to be at higher risk of suffering severe coronavirus symptoms — a risk factor being named after the Big Apple man who was the first US doctor to die of the contagion, according to a new report. …

Scientists now believe that androgens — male sex hormones like testosterone — may boost the ability of coronavirus to attack cells.

The same androgens are also understood to be behind baldness, making it a signal of vulnerability to the disease, the report says.

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In one study, almost 80% of coronavirus patients in three Madrid hospitals were bald, according to the Telegraph.

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