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Male Pattern Baldness Caused by Elevated Insulin?

By Dietdoctor @DietDoctor1

Male pattern baldness caused by elevated insulin?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has become quite a common endocrine abnormality among women. It has long been known that it is driven by chronically elevated insulin (hyperinsulinemia) which causes multiple hormonal abnormalities in women. But if it leads to hormonal abnormalities in women, might it do the same in men?

This new article dives into three men's health issues:

  • Androgenetic alopecia (a.k.a. "male pattern baldness")
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Benign prostate hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate gland)

Just like PCOS is for women, these conditions affecting men all seem to be connected to chronic hyperinsulinemia.

The take home message for both men and women who are suffering from hyperinsulinemia:

If you're a man dealing with problems known or suspected to be driven by chronic hyperinsulinemia, consider adopting a ketogenic diet or low-carb diet to bring your insulin levels down. Considering the amazing keto-friendly food you can eat when you reduce your carb intake, getting healthy never tasted so good!

KetoDiet: Hyperinsulinemia and Men's Health

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