Overworking is twice as likely to go bald. The study of 13 thousand men

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Overworking is twice as likely to go bald. This was revealed by a study conducted in South Korea on 13 men.

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Those who work more than 52 hours a week are twice as likely to remain bald, a study directed by Kyung-Hun Son revealed. The ambitious are warned!

Research from Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in South Korea was conducted on 13.000 men aged 20 to 59, surveyed between 2013 and 2017.

The men were divided into groups based on the hours they worked, also taking into account marital status, smoking, income and other data. Those who worked more on average had more problems with baldness.

According to lead author Kyung-Hun Son, the results show that alopecia develops more in men who work long hours. And that, to prevent it, we should reduce the hours already at a young age, especially in a society like that of South Korea, where people normally work about 50 hours a week, far exceeding our local average of 40 hours.

A real problem for Koreans as Kyung-Hun Son pointed out:

"Preventive interventions are required in our company to promote adequate and reasonable working hours."

The cause is stress caused, in fact, by too much work that determines hormonal changes, in particular cortisol which would affect different parts of the body, including the scalp.

Even though we work shorter hours than in Korea, be careful, especially if you are male!

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