A 27-year-old male asked:
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Do fast foods and oily foods cause build up DHT and can cause hair loss in theory or for a fact? I eat tons of fast food and begin MPB

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not connected: It's not "theory" -- it's simply made up, just like the stories about sexual activity of various kinds accelerates baldness. Men get male pattern baldness pretty much in proportion to how much chest hair they're naturally blessed with -- look around you. This stuff is invented by website writers to seem like humanitarians and scholars and ultimately make money. You can see through it. Cheers.
Answered on Mar 24, 2015
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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Thanks for clarifying. Whether it's "oily buildup" or some putative stuff with insulin like you've cited, this is still fantasy-land. If the claim you mentioned to me were true, folks with insulinomas would go bald as a result. They don't. "Fast food" has little to recommend it and "Photo Guy" worked hard to look good & be healthy. We can all do the same. Best wishes.
Dec 5, 2014

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