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does more body hair means more testosterone?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hair vs Testosterone: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotestosterone which can cause loss of scalp hair. Genetics, as in family ; ethnicity, probably have more to do w/body, facial ; scalp hair. Of course, excess t in women can cause unwanted facial hair.
Answered on May 20, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
In men, no: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will have a growth of body hair determined by his genetics. Men taking extra testosterone for bodybuilding seldom gain significant additional body hair growth.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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