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Does obesity cause hair loss?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe but ask doctor
A person with obesity and hair loss may have a hormonal problem that a doctor can evaluate.
Men with obesity may have higher levels of Estrogens (female-type hormones) due to estrogen produced in fat cells, which could lead to a smaller amount of "masculine-type" body hair. On the other hand, a person could be obese and losing hair, without the two symptoms having any relationship to one another.

In brief: Maybe but ask doctor
A person with obesity and hair loss may have a hormonal problem that a doctor can evaluate.
Men with obesity may have higher levels of Estrogens (female-type hormones) due to estrogen produced in fat cells, which could lead to a smaller amount of "masculine-type" body hair. On the other hand, a person could be obese and losing hair, without the two symptoms having any relationship to one another.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
That's a myth.

In brief: No
That's a myth.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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