According to a Chinese study, young men who drink a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages may experience hair loss.
1,028 Chinese men with an average age of 27.8 who participated in the survey were examined by Tsinghua University researchers. MPHL, or male pattern hair loss, affected 57.6% of the participants.
About 95% of all male hair loss is MPHL, making it the most prevalent type of hair loss in men. Thinning and hair loss at the top or front of the scalp are hair loss symptoms.
The survey covered juices, soft drinks, sports and energy drinks, sugary milks, nut milks, sugary teas and tea drinks, coffee, and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
44.6 percent of those polled said they drank sugary drinks more than seven times per week. The researchers discovered that those who consumed more sugar-sweetened beverages had a higher risk of male-patterned hair loss. The average weekly sugar-sweetened beverage intake in the MPHL group was 4,293 milliliters, significantly higher than the 2,513 millilitres recorded in the regular group.
According to the researchers, higher sugar intake can result in higher serum glucose concentrations, resulting in an overactive polyol pathway. This pathway is known as a site of glucose-to-fructose conversion. Diabetes can result from an overactive pathway.
According to the study, hair loss symptoms indicate an “overactive polyol pathway.” The findings were published in a journal.
The researchers believe that emphasizing the potential adverse effects of sugar-sweetened beverages on one’s appearance will catch the attention of the young population. Long-term and intervention studies are needed to confirm the current association and provide data for health education.