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    Cardio and Hair Loss

    Long term lurker, first time poster.

    I have read just about every thread about cardio exercise and its effects on T and DHT on this site, and it seems that the majority of the people on here seem to believe that cardio cannot affect your MPB. However, I recently purchased this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15618989 after finding it on the baldness management wikipedia page, and noticed that rigorous exercise can lower free testosterone by over 35%. Am I missing something?

    by the way thanks to everyone for your posts on this site. It has been extremely helpful. I am just about to start a regimen, I took a before pic, and I hope to contribute to the success stories area one day.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    irrelevant. it's how much is converted to DHT. the only way to stop that is with something like finasteride

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    Yes, but dht is created from free testosterone. If you cut free testosterone in half why wouldn't that cut dht in half. If it didn't, that would be surprising.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    I just found this on wikipedia too - "The levels of free androgens and not of total androgens are relevant to the levels of DHT in the scalp and the progression of male pattern baldness."

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    I donno I don't think it is really a big thing in the fight at all...

    I do boxing and the cardio training is intense, yet theres bald guys surrounding me there as well as my balding self.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    your stress hormones will go up with rigorous exercise and make you go bald instead.

    So....your screwed if you do, your screwed if you dont.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    I would think cardio would help as it increases blood flow.
    Please err on the side of caution when thinking being of being rude. You never know a person's current set of circumstances.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    It increases blood flow, reduces stress and is absolutely beneficial for your overall health: ergo, cardio should get its place in anyone's life.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    Dont tell me some people actually believe its a form of hairloss prevention.
    There are bald endurance athletes the world over.
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    I don't need to marry the woman I'll get HM for that. just need to have fun for a month till she finds out, and have a fast turnover rate if she dumps me. If the piece looks good turnover shouldnt b a issue. Just break contact with her & her friends if she has a bigmouth
    it is not your lack of drink, but muscles or face thats the reason. The only reason they'd want you to drink is so you focus on that and dont hit on them I don't even go to partys, at least not till I get more muscle on my arms.

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    Re: Cardio and Hair Loss

    Quote Originally Posted by s.a.f
    Dont tell me some people actually believe its a form of hairloss prevention.
    There are bald endurance athletes the world over.
    And I know a guy who smokes and got tons of hair.. right. I'm not saying it will prevent baldness, but rather saying that it's beneficial to overall health, including the blood flow to the scalp. Bad blood flow might be a(n aggravating) factor to one's hair loss: it's scientifically proven that cardio helps with this issue.

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